September 15, 2016

Bill Gates talks to Lisa LaFlamme about global health, Africa and conquering AIDS

This post originally appeared on CTV News.

In the ongoing fight against three of the world’s deadliest diseases — AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis — Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says instability in Africa’s war-torn regions has made it difficult to deliver “the basics of health.”

In a wide-ranging interview with CTV National News Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, Gates spoke about the challenges of achieving eradication, his efforts to encourage the world’s richest to help the world’s poorest, and his thoughts on Donald Trump.

In Nigeria, which is currently plagued by mass famine, starvation and a conflict against Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram, Gates said providing aid has become more difficult.

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