Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan initiated the recent project to make the world “Disease Free”. The objective of this project is to struggle for the disease free world or at least cope with the diseases in a better way.
Bill Gates appreciated the efforts of Mark and Chan and called the project “very bold”.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan gave an important announcement of this project of worth $3 billion in an event broadcasted as a Facebook Live video.
Priscilla Chan said, “Mark and I believe that this is possible within our children’s lifetime. We are partnering with scientists, doctors, and engineers to help us achieve this goal … We’ll be investing more than $3 billion to achieve our collective vision.”
Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is a company created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. The company launched a $3-billion plan that has objectives to prevent, cure, and cope with diseases in a better way.
“manage all diseases in our children’s lifetime” Chan-Zuckerberg Science
Zuckerberg refers to it as “the plan”, and the plan includes
- Bring scientists and engineers together,
- Build tools and technology,
- Grow the movement to fund science.
The team of experts working on the plan is under the leadership of Dr. Cori Bargmann, Rockefeller neuroscientist who is also working in a program called Biohub alongside UC Berkeley and Stanford University.
Bill Gates in a short appearance at the end of the presentation said, “I think all of us will be proud to say that we were here when Mark and Priscilla started this journey.”