Melinda Gates Emphasizes Importance Of U.S. Foreign Aid In Speech, Interview With Seattle Times
Seattle Times: Sell Trump on foreign aid? Melinda Gates vows to try
“Melinda Gates says she and her husband hope to convince the Trump administration of the value of foreign aid. Speaking Wednesday at a 10th anniversary celebration for the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and in an interview with the Seattle Times, Gates said that while U.S. funding for foreign aid accounts for less than one percent of the federal budget, it has a huge impact on people around the world. … Programs like the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, created by George W. Bush, have been lifesavers for people in poor countries with high rates of HIV, Gates pointed out…” (Doughton, 2/10).