Bill Gates sees eradication of polio in Pakistan by ’17

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DOHA: Bill Gates said on Wednesday that “with any luck” polio would be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active — Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Microsoft founder, who has donated billions to fight global diseases, was speaking in Doha at the official announcement of a $50 million donation from Qatar to “The Lives and Livelihood Fund”.