Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges  $7bn support for African countries


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By Jimoh Babatunde

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Thursday,  announced that the

foundation would spend more than $7 billion over the next four years to support African

countries and institutions working to develop and implement innovative approaches to confront

hunger, disease, gender inequality, and poverty.

He made the plead in   Nairobi, Kenya, in his first trip to Africa since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

He also reaffirmed the foundation’s long-term commitment to Africa and to working directly with countries to support breakthrough solutions in health, agriculture, gender equality, and other critical areas.

This new commitment to support African countries is in addition to existing Gates Foundation

funding to multilateral organizations, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund

to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

These resources have helped strengthen health systems and increase…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper