bono-poverty-gathering.jpgDespite current financial woes, a UN summit called to rev up the war on global poverty raised a total of roughly 16 billion dollars, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said. “We have full commitment from many countries in pledges to help the world’s poor.”

On the malaria front, participants committed around three billions dollars for a program to save more than 4.2 million lives between 2008 and 2015. (Thanks to Bill F. for the news tip)

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