In an interview with Scientific American the philanthropist talks about the statistics that inspire him most including the work of Professor Christopher Murray and his leadership of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
By Prachi Patel
...Paul Yager, a biochemist at the University of Washington, meanwhile, has developed a handheld plastic device the size of two stacked card decks that contains strips of patterned paper and wells containing reagents and dyes, and into which a user would insert a fluid sample. The patterns of dots that appear after 20 minutes could be read by a clinician or sent via smartphone camera to a physician elsewhere. Yager says that the box could cost as little as $1 to manufacture in bulk.