Bill Gates Delivers 14th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture, Pledges To Invest $5B More In African Health, Innovation Over Next 5 Years

Associated Press: Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years
“Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years. Gates delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture ahead of Mandela Day, when South Africans are encouraged to donate 67 minutes of their time to help others. Gates is also in South Africa to attend a global AIDS conference that starts Monday. Gates said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has already invested more than $9 billion in Africa. Health is a major focus…” (Caraanna, 7/17).

Business Day: New and better ways needed to reverse AIDS toll, says Gates
“New and better prevention solutions, such as effective vaccines and medicines that people are more likely to use consistently, are needed to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, says Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Delivering the 14th annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Pretoria on Sunday, Gates said the rate of new infections remained high, with more than 2,000 young people under the age of 24 being infected in sub-Saharan Africa every day…” (Phakathi, 7/18).

Fortune: Bill Gates On Africa: Tomorrow’s Innovations Depend On Today’s Opportunities For Youth
“Despite its numerous health and economic challenges, Africa is in a position to overcome these through its youth and ‘the ingenuity of the African people,’ Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Sunday…” (Shapshak, 7/17).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.