Remember Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google? They’re still here and trying their best to spend that billion they started with.
This time, they’ve donated 14 million dollars in various grants to partners in Southeast Asia and Africa to help predict and prevent the next pandemic. These efforts include “identifying hot spots where diseases may emerge, detecting new pathogens circulating in animal and human populations, and responding to outbreaks before they become global crises.” For the details on how exactly they plan to do that, go here.
Check out a video of Google.org’s CEO, Dr. Larry Brilliant, talking about his dream: building a global system that can detect each new disease as it emerges.
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