Bill Gates, speaking at the London School of Economics:
There are many things going on in terms of the eurozone crisis and budget cutbacks that would make it easy to turn inward and reduce financing. The answer is to remind people not only about the needs of the very poorest but also that we are making incredible progress in … the daily battle that is poverty.
Whilst I was never a fan of Bill Gates in his role with Microsoft, I continue to be hugely impressed with his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I hope that he will be listened too and that, even though things are tight financially for us, we won’t lose sight of the fact that our experience doesn’t come close to the experience and living conditions of countless others in much poorer parts of the world.