Ten members of the Moses Lake Medical Team (MLMT) were represented at the opening night of "Count to Zero Defeating Disease in the 21st Century" at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center in Seattle on March 1, 2018, Other invited Not-for-Profit organizations were also present. A representative of the Carter Foundation (President Jimmy Carter Foundation) was also there to describe how Guinea Worm disease reported cases came down from 30,000 to only 30 last year. The speaker credited the grant of $102 Million that was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for this success story. .A musical group lead by Tiffany Wilson entertained the audience with West Africa Music and Dance. I have a clip of the performance recorded on my cell phone. Let me know if you need a copy sent to you. The show was very entertaining.I couldn't help but to get on the dance floor and dance to the beat myself.Several entities and institutions such as Pacific Science Center, the END Fund, and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington were on hand to showcase their latest discoveries and their contributory efforts to eradicating diseases all over the world. There were some fun games and prizes for winning as well.I would like to thank the members that were able to attend this event, and I hope they all had a good experience like I did. For those of you that were unable to attend due to one reason or another, your next opportunity is Thursday March 8, 2018. This segment will focus onInternational Women's Day Pressing for Progress. Emphasis would be laid on the role of healthcare in advancing the causes of women and girls issues around the world. The show starts at 4:00pm and ends at 6:00pm. Several MLMT members have indicated their willingness to attend this program. If you have any questions on the directions, parking, or any other issues concerning this event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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