Bill Gates

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Colleagues & Benefactors:
Bertran Auvert
Bill Clinton
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Bill Gates, Bertran Auvert,
Dirk Taljaard, Cynthia Nhlapo.

Bill Gates, of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation actively promote male circumcision as HIV prevention,[1] going as far as traveling to Africa to promote it.[2] Bill was convinced to promote circumcision by Bertran Auvert.[3] He teamed up with Bill Clinton to praise President George W. Bush's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).[4][5][6]

Media Funding & Objectivity

According to a report in the Seattle Times, the Gates Foundation has become a force in journalism, and contributes millions of dollars to nonprofit and for-profit media to help cover issues of interest to the foundation. Not just MSNBC, but also ABC, PBS, and Public Radio, as well as others. Many worry that its growing support of media organizations blur the line between journalism and advocacy.[7]


Circumcision Studies

Bertran Auvert, is so modest about his work, but he has new theories that we're putting money behind and he is just making it work.

--Bill Gates. Lyons, D. (2010, January 10). Saving the world, 2.0. Newsweek.

Circumcision is..., effective, and easy to apply

--Bill Gates. Kelland, K. (2010, July 19). Bill Clinton & Bill Gates want value for money in AIDS fight. Reuters.


  1. "Search Results: Circumcision". Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. "Search Results: Circumcision Africa". Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  3. Lyons, Daniel (2010-01-25). "Saving The World 2.0". Newsweek. Retrieved 2011-03-24. "How do you address global hunger, epidemics, and poverty? According to Bill Gates, it takes R&D, software, and plenty of money." 
  4. Brackman, Levi; Rivkah Rubitch (2006-08-16). "Clinton: Circumcision - the answer to AIDS".,7340,L-3291902,00.html. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  5. "Bill Clinton ponders mandatory circumcision". The London Fog. 2006-08-16. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. Boseley, Sarah (2006-08-16). "Circumcision may be the answer to Aids, says Clinton". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  7. Doughton, Sandi; Kristi Heim (2011-02-19). "Does Gates funding of media taint objectivity?". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2011-02-22. "Better-known for its battles against global disease, the Gates Foundation has also become a force in journalism. The foundation's contributions to nonprofit and for-profit media have helped spur coverage of global health, development and education issues. But some people worry that its growing support of media organizations blurs the line between journalism and advocacy." 
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