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Costs Gates seeks additional $1.5B in donations for polio eradication efforts Bill Gates, co-seat of the Costs & Melinda Gates Base, is seeking an additional $1 .5 billion in donations to get rid of polio by 2018 and make it the first infectious disease eradicated since smallpox was wiped from the earth in 1979, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The billionaire, who’s contributing about $1.8 billion to the reason through the [Gates Foundation], is pressing rich nations to contribute to the $5.5 billion Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Program 2013-2018 to eradicate the disease over the next six years globally, the news headlines service notes .