February 24, 1999 12:00 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates have made another multi-billion-dollar donation to charity. The Microsoft founder and his wife gave $5 billion to one of their philanthropic foundations. In announcing the gift Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Gates family foundation said it, in turn, had given $50 million to the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health to help find a vaccine for malaria. Gates, the richest man in the U.S., and his wife are estimated to be worth more than $80 billion.

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