Monday, 26 March 2018

Bill Gates: Billionaire and wife, Melinda Foundation’s investment in Nigeria hits $1bn.

Gates said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a delegation from the Foundation to meet with the Minister of Finance on vaccines financing programme in Nigeria.

Mr Bill Gates, the Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says his Foundation has invested more than one billion dollars in Nigeria’s healthcare system.

Gates said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a delegation from the Foundation to meet with the Minister of Finance on vaccines financing programme in Nigeria.

Our Foundation has invested over one billion dollars in Nigeria, mostly in health and we are very committed to global development.

“We want to discuss vaccine financing and the issue of how we can be effective as partners for the health resources to grow over time.’’

Gates said that the Foundation was also in discussion with the Nigerian Minister of Health, to support local production of vaccines.

He urged the government to seek private sector support in this regard.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun thanked the Bill Gates Foundation for its investment in vaccines and other primary healthcare services in the country.



By NAN.

Full story at Pulse NG.

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