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• Priscilla Chan speaks about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's to tackle global health care and their goal to cure and end all diseases by the end of the century.
• How can we drive more attention to global health and diseases? What other organizations are helping improve global health?
• Here are 5 stunning facts about world health.
Priscilla Chan doesn't do a lot of interviews. As she put it, she'd rather be doing the work.
The pediatrician, billionaire philanthropist, mother and wife of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on an ambitious mission to level the playing field for everyone as part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, one of the most well-funded philanthropic organizations in the world. Their ambitious goals include tackling global health and trying to cure and end all diseases by the end of the century.
"Well, if you think about it, penicillin didn't exist 80 years ago … it's not linear … the microscope changed the world. Our ability to sequence DNA changed the world … We are not the ones doing it. We are empowering scientists to actually be in the forefront and making those discoveries," Chan told "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell.
Read the full article about Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg's plan to cure diseases by the staff at CBS News