Bill Gates and South Korea president discuss growing global health alliance

Bill Gates and South Korea president discuss growing global health alliance –  South Korea agreed on Tuesday to extend its global health relationship with the foundation established by Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp and philanthropist. The agreement was reached following Gates’ late Monday arrival in South Korea, when he demanded that Seoul take a larger role in global health and boost contributions.

The agreement includes strengthening private and public sector cooperation between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and South Korea in projects such as a global health research fund, as well as increasing cooperation with health organisations such as CEPI, according to a statement from South Korea’s foreign and health ministries.

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CEPI collaborates with governmental, corporate, charitable, and civil society entities to create vaccines for future epidemics. Bill Gates (left) and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (right) discuss their intentions to extend their global health collaboration on August 16, 2022 in the Presidential office in Seoul, South Korea.

In addition, South Korea will assist educate 370 individuals from low-income nations in vaccine manufacturing this year, with that number increasing to 2,000 by 2026, according to the ministries.

Bill Gates and South Korea president discuss growing global health alliance

“This is a time of crisis for world health. This is also a terrific opportunity for our foundation to expand its collaboration with Korea by contributing innovative ideas for new assistance methods and more resources “Tuesday morning, Gates said in an address to the National Assembly.

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During a meeting with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo and other lawmakers, Gates advocated for increasing funding for organisations that help improve health conditions in developing nations and prevent pandemics. He also inquired as to whether South Korea would be able to increase its international aid to 0.3% of its GDP.

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Gates then met with President Yoon Suk-yeol, who said that the South Korean government desired a working connection with Gates’ foundation in order to promote the development of high-quality bio-health technology. Gates also met with executives from SK Bioscience, a company that got $10 million from CEPI to develop its COVID-19 vaccine.

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