Sunday 4 December 2016

Kevin Myers was so wrong about Africa

Published 16/07/2011 | 05:00

SHAME on Kevin Myers. On July 14, he wrote: "Bill Gates apparently thinks Africa's problem is that its population (which doubles every 25 years) is not growing fast enough, so he wants to abolish AIDS and malaria there and is spending billions to bring about this earthly paradise."

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This is a gross insult to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which clearly states in its strategy overview its commitment to family planning, describing it as a "cost-effective way to save lives and (which) empowers families to determine the optimal timing and spacing of births".

Cartan Finegan
Clearwatercove, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

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