Photo: Doctors Without Borders
Adagom refugee settlement, run by UNHCR, was established in August 2018 to host some of the Cameroonian refugees living in local communities around Cross River. In early December 2018, which was hosting more than 6,400 refugees.
On February 9-10, Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be delivering remarks at the African Union Summit 2019 in addition to the first annual Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health. Speaking to an audience of Heads of State in addition to Government, representatives of the African Union in addition to business leaders, he will highlight the remarkable progress made from the fight against poor health in addition to the urgent need to further commit to in addition to support investment in human capital to ensure which progress can be not lost.
The Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health will be the first platform bringing together governments, private sector in addition to the global development community, to coordinate in addition to accelerate progress toward achieving Universal Health Coverage. Hosted by the African Union on February 9th ahead of its 32nd Summit, the meeting marks the launch of a brand new Africa-led initiative to deliver increased, sustained in addition to more impactful financing for health across Africa.
Bill Gates will be joined by HE President Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda; Chair, African Union, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission, H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Norway, H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
During the AU Summit on February 10th, Bill Gates will deliver opening remarks, drawing on his, in addition to the foundation’s experiences in Africa to discuss progress in addition to challenges in reaching the development goals in addition to doing access to health services a reality for the earth’s poorest.
With more than half of Africa’s population lacking essential health services, investing in health can be a priority for the foundation, in addition to key to unlocking productivity in addition to innovation in addition to driving economic growth across the continent.
Signalling the foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting African development, Bill Gates will be accompanied during his visit to Addis Ababa, by Cheikh Oumar Seydi who was recently appointed Africa Director at the Bill in addition to Melinda Gates Foundation. Leading the foundation’s work across the continent, Cheikh Oumar Seydi will lead on partnering with African countries in addition to supporting the mission of healthcare in addition to poverty eradication.