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09.07.11

Cablegate: Head of Microsoft Lobbies With Jimmy Carter (Updated)

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, Patents at 3:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Cablegate

Summary: Early involvement of Bill Gates in Nigeria

AIDS is a very profitable condition for a few companies with many patents. Treatment of patients is not free and if ever it is done for free, then it is by not charging for patents, which are an artificial monopoly. Nigeria in general has been a source of revenue for Gates, with all of his investments in oil companies that poison the population, not to mention GMO. We wrote about this in posts such as:

The following Cablegate cable from 2002 is important to us because it is almost 10 years old and it helps show the early days of lobbying the Nigerian presidency. It is interesting to see politicians paired with heads of corporations.


UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 ABUJA 001347 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, PGOV, TBIO, SOCI, KWMN, NI, HIV/AIDS 
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: FPOTUS CARTER AND BILL GATES, SR. VISIT 
ON HIV/AIDS 
 
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Summary: 
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1. FPOTUS Jimmy Carter and Bill Gates, Sr. and staff from The 
Carter Center and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation paid 
a very successful, well-publicized March 8-10 visit to 
Nigeria. The purpose of the visit was to galvanize greater 
domestic support for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, 
increase the international spotlight on the HIV/AIDS crisis 
in Africa, and to help destigmatize HIV/AIDS and encourage 
leaders to interact with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). 
 Carter and Gates met with President Obasanjo, visited a 
Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) community, addressed Nigeria's 
first-ever National HIV/AIDS Summit, and met high-level 
officials in the Ministry of Health and the National Action 
Committee on Aids (NACA).  President Carter also gave an 
inspirational HIV/AIDS focused message at the Presidential 
Villa Chapel on Sunday, March 10. 
 
 
 
 
2.  Throughout the visit, the delegation specifically asked 
about local solutions and how to garner more support for 
combating the pandemic. They commended the positive programs 
instituted by the Nigerian government and encouraged it to 
recognize and use proven prevention methods. The delegation 
particularly emphasized Mother-to-Child transmission (MTCT) 
and prevention programs, which can dramatically halve the 
risk of HIV transmission to new-borns. They supported 
widespread implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, 
especially among groups at high-risk of contracting or 
spreading HIV, such as commercial sex workers, migrant 
workers, truckers, and intravenous drug-users.  The 
Carter/Gates team also encouraged all segments of society, 
including government, faith-based groups, businesses, and 
civil society organizations to engage in the fight against 
HIV/AIDS. The visit fulfilled the objectives of the 
delegation and more. End Summary. 
 
 
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Some Facts About HIV/AIDS In Nigeria 
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3. Officially, 5.8% of Nigeria's population between the ages 
of 15-49 is HIV positive, which equals an estimated 3.5 
million infected people.  Projections are that over four 
million Nigerians will be HIV positive by the year 2005. By 
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