Bill Gates is in Kenya to meet up with government officials, private sector stakeholders and students.
The Microsoft founder and billionaire is set to announce the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s commitment to supporting new innovations aimed at improving health, food security, and gender equality in African countries. This is after last visiting the country in 2016.
Also, Gates will participate in a conversation with university students, to learn and share ideas and perspectives on how innovative tools and approaches can propel efforts to increase food security and support climate adaptation across Africa. This will happen at the University of Nairobi on 17 November. Registration is open to all students. The conference will be hybrid.
At the same time, Gates will tour Makueni County hosted by the Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr. He is set to visit the Makueni Mother and Child hospital and Kathonzweni Health Centre. This project was key to the former Governor Kivutha Kibwana. Kathonzweni Health Center is also on the places to visit in the county.
Makueni Mother and Child Hospital/Standard Media
The purpose of the visits to health care facilities is to see how they deliver care during the pandemic and for ongoing threats such as malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
In the company of the foundation leaders, the philanthropist will as well visit and learn from farmers. These farmers are those that use digital tools to help with climate adaptation.