Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates, of the Bill & 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 (Newsweek) [8]

Circumcision is...
“, effective, and easy to apply ”
Bill Gates (Reuters) [9]


  1. REFweb Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Search Results: Circumcision. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  2. REFweb Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Search Results: Circumcision Africa. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  3. REFweb Lyons, Daniel (25 January 2010). Saving The World 2.0, Newsweek. Retrieved 24 March 2011. How do you address global hunger, epidemics, and poverty? According to Bill Gates, it takes R&D, software, and plenty of money.
  4. REFweb Brackman, Levi; Rivkah Rubitch (16 August 2006). Clinton: Circumcision - the answer to AIDS, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  5. REFweb Lisa (16 August 2006). Bill Clinton ponders mandatory circumcision, The London Fog. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  6. REFweb Boseley, Sarah (16 August 2006). Circumcision may be the answer to Aids, says Clinton, The Guardian. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  7. REFnews Doughton, Sandi / Kristi Heim (19 February 2011)."Does Gates funding of media taint objectivity?", The Seattle Times. Retrieved 22 February 2011. "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."
  8. Lyons, D. (2010, January 10). Saving the world, 2.0. Newsweek
  9. Kelland, K. (2010, July 19). Bill Clinton & Bill Gates want value for money in AIDS fight. Reuters