The latest post from Bill Gates on The Economist's blog dedicated to Africa, Baobab explains the vision of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the tremendous work they are carrying out in Africa to solve some of its biggest challenges regarding the eradication of malaria, AIDS and the reduction of poverty and hunger through a better usage of the farmland on the continent.
The view from Seattle gives a good snapshot of the they are doing is stunning and humbling at once. Let's hope, many more follow their example.
"Since our first visit, many African countries have made striking advances, driven by wise government investments in health and education and agriculture. Incomes have risen. Poverty has fallen. Trade and investment have doubled. Childhood deaths are down. Africa is on the rise. When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it. That is why Melinda and I are so optimistic about our work on the continent. We see the promise."
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johansen Laurel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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