Tadataka Yamada, M.D., completed his training in Gastroenterology at the School of Medicine in 1974. Now, as president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, he leads efforts to help develop and deliver low-cost, life-saving health tools for the developing world. He returned to the MCV Campus in February to offer global perspectives on health care issues and highlight the dangers posed by preventable diseases and poor health care practices. He cited tuberculosis, the SARS epidemic and the pandemic flu as examples of potential outbreaks that could cause an international crisis.
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