Quotable: Bill Gates debunks 3 myths about the world's poor

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Quotable: Bill Gates debunks 3 myths about the world's poor

Gates points to community health systems in "poor" countries as a cost-effective way to land a large impact. Photo: Cassandra Nelson for Mercy Corps.

Myth 1: Poor countries are doomed to stay poor.

"The easiest way to respond to the myth that poor countries are doomed to stay poor is to point to one fact: They haven't stayed poor."

-- Bill Gates. 

Find out details and read how Gates debunks two more myths in his 2014 annual letter.

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