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Posted On: 19 April 2009 10:29 am
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Bill Gates talks possible tie-up with QF

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Possible “future cooperation” between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Qatar Foundation was discussed during Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ first visit here. Gates, who also co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he was “happy to talk of things he was excited about” in his visit here to deliver the keynote speech at the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2009). “I’m excited about cutting-edge research, I’m excited about countries investing in the future, and I’m excited about taking a hard look on how people are using information technology and bringing it to everyone in the world. It’s impressive to see that this group has come together, to look at these factors,” said Gates during the second day of the ICTD 2009, which was hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar (CMU-Q). H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended. “Investments in global health and development are delivering results and saving lives. However, millions of people in developing countries – most of them children – still die every year from diseases that are preventable and treatable. The world must do more to address these problems. The Gulf leaders and regional foundations that I have been meeting with are doing great work that will have an enormous impact on improving global health and fighting global poverty and I look forward to deepening our relationships here,” he said.