Bill Gates on philanthropy and optimism

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bill Gates is still best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, but, since 2000, when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was launched, the American software billionaire has devoted much of his energy to global development philanthropy. Gates was in Ottawa last week to discuss overseas aid with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the opposition party leaders, and others. He spoke with Maclean’s just before appearing on stage with Harper—largely to highlight aid to improve the health of mothers and children in poor countries—at an event at the Canadian headquarters of the Aga Khan Foundation.

Source: Maclean's (link opens in a new window)

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, global health, government, health care