Bill Gates buys himself a UN Agency

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill GatesIn this week’s edition of, there is an interesting article on the influence exerted by Microsoft founder Bill Gates over the World Health Organization (WHO). In it we read:

Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just above the United Kingdom. This largesse gives him outsized influence over its agenda, one that could grow as the U.S. and the U.K. threaten to cut funding … The result, say his critics, is that Gates’ priorities have become the WHO’s. … The Gates Foundation has pumped more than $2.4 billion into the WHO since 2000, as countries have grown reluctant to put more of their own money into the agency, especially after the 2008 global financial crisis. Continue reading