Bill Gates pledged $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an organization he has supported in the past. The fund has experienced recent difficulties raising money, hampered by accusations of graft and corruption. Among other initiatives, it pays for AIDS drugs for more than 3 million people.
Eschewing sanctimony, Gates looks at the situation through different windows: “If you are going to do health programs in Africa, you are going to have some percentage that is misused,” Gates said. “The interest is saving lives.” He might have added that there will always be bugs in a program.