Bill Gates Praises 'Condom King' Mechai Viravaidya for His Contribution in Thailand’s Population Control
Mechai Viravaidya (Photo Credits Bill Gates Instagram)

Philanthropist, humanitarian, and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates couldn't stop praising Mechai Viravaidya, a social activist and politician from Thailand on his Instagram account. Mechai is the man behind popularising the use of condoms in Thailand. The man is known for promoting safe sex and family planning in his country. People of Thailand affectionately call him 'The Condon King' for his contribution in spreading AIDS awareness. Mechai is the reason Thailand became one of the first countries in the world to achieve a considerable reduction in the rising HIV cases.

Gates shared pictures of Mechai's unique marketing techniques on his Instagram saying, "In a country where most people were uneasy discussing sex, Mechai Viravaidya pushed the conversation out into the open." Writing about Mechai's company named Condoms and Cabbages he praises the man's effort saying, "Mechai has helped improve the lives of millions of people in Thailand. And the Thai people have thanked him with an honor that is perhaps the greatest measure of his impact."

"When people in Thailand want a condom, they don't call it a condom. Instead, they refer to it by the name of the man who taught them the importance of using one - they ask for a 'Mechai.'" Aadhaar Gets Thumps Up from Bill Gates: Microsoft Founder Says UIDAI Will be Helpful

Here is Bill Gates' Instagram post:

Know how Mechai contributed in decreasing the population of Thailand and the ways in which he popularised the use of condoms:

Bill Gate's Instagram post has gone viral with over 79,000 likes and more than 600 comments at the time of publishing this article. He has also published a blog about Mechai named 'All Hail The Condom King' shedding light on the importance of the use of condoms. Through the post, Bill has also requested the world to take Mechai's example for a better future.