Today, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 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.

UoN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama earlier in the day held meeting with Bill Gates. The VC shared with him the critical role the University of Nairobi continues to play in social and economic transformation the country. Gates noted that he is happy with the role the Centre of Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis ( CEMA) is playing in public health.

In speaking to more than 500 students at the University of Nairobi—and thousands more across Africa who tuned in virtually—Bill Gates said Africa’s young people have the talent and opportunity to accelerate progress and help solve the world’s most pressing problems.