A Conversation with Bill Gates: Global Development Opportunities
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Question excerpt from Transcript of Q & A Session with Larry Cohen
Thanks for joining us. My name is Larry Cohen and I'm here with Bill Gates, who is just back from Davos, Switzerland, where he was talking with government leaders about global development, food, and other topics in his annual letter. We've had lots of great questions coming in from students and others around the world. Before we get to the questions today, I want to ask you, Bill, what was the main point of this year's annual letter and how has the response been?
Well, I wanted to share the incredible success we're having in helping the poorest in the world. Helping them survive the tough disease challenges, helping them be able to feed their children. And a lot of that comes because people broadly, through their governments, are generous about aid. And, they should know that it's making a huge difference.