Bill Gates Visits Qatar Foundation

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Published December 7th, 2021 - 04:49 GMT
Bill Gates Visits Qatar Foundation
During the event
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with the two foundations looking to work together on mutually beneficial projects focused on health and sustainability.

Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has visited Qatar Foundation, with the two foundations looking to work together on mutually beneficial projects focused on health and sustainability.

During his visit to Education City, on which he was joined by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, Gates gained an overview of the Qatar Foundation (QF) ecosystem of education, research and innovation, and community development from the eighth floor viewing balcony at the 2015 building (QF Headquarters).

Gates was also accompanied on the visit by Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, President of QF’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University; Sultana Afdhal, CEO of the World Innovation Summit for Health, QF’s global health initiative; and Maryah Al-Dafa, Executive Director, Vice Chairperson/CEO Office, QF.

Since 2008, Gates has devoted himself full-time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a non-profit organization which is committed to fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Before that, Gates co-founded Microsoft Corporation in 1975, which went on to become the worldwide leader in business and personal software and services.

 

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Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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