World's thinnest condom likely to become reality by 2015, says world's richest man Bill Gates

Billionaire philanthropist and the man who needs no introduction has said that the world's thinnest condom is likely to become a reality by next year.

By Manisha Singh | Updated: Oct 16, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Billionaire philanthropist and the man who needs no introduction, Bill Gates, has said that the world's thinnest condom is likely to become a reality by next year.

Gates who is in the national capital recently said at an event that a thin condom would encourage more men to willingly use protection.

As per reports in a leading daily, he also said that the work on creating a material that would act as an effective barrier but would not be a pleasure killer has a fifty percent chance of becoming a technically manageable proposition by 2015.

Gates, who was accompanied by his wife Melinda, emphasised that the challenge would be to make the 'thinnest condom' inexpensive and maintained that investors from rich countries would back the idea.

The billionaire was in Delhi to talk about the work being done by his foundation in the country.

At the same time, Gates, who backs many health initiatives in India, was upbeat about the initiatives taken by the Narendra Modi-led government. He, however, added that India still needed to increase health budget.

He also opined that at times unpopular things needed to be done for the good of the people and said that if if one had the mandate then one could use it to do unpopular things.

Gates met PM Modi on Friday and lauded his focus on sanitation and the scheme to bring the poor people under the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana

Microsoft co-founder is known to give away millions in charity all over the world.