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And to eradicate malaria Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion

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Britain’s finance minister and Bill Gates have unveiled a plan to spend £3 billion to eradicate malaria.

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Chancellor George Osborne and Bill Gates announced £3 billion in funding over the next five years for research and to support efforts to eliminate malaria. There were 438,000 malaria deaths in 2015, most of them of children aged under five, and the majority of them in Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

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The new announcement comes days after Bill Gates revealed plans for a $100 million scheme to cut malnutrition in Nigeria.