Bill Gates has signed a deal with a Dubai charity to help fund projects to improve the education and health of children in the developing world, it was reported on Monday.
The UAE charity called Dubai Cares is chaired by Reem al Hashimy who signed the collaboration agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Sunday, according to UAE daily The National.
“The challenges facing developing countries are far greater than any single government or foundation can overcome alone – collaboration is critical to success,” Gates said in a statement.
“We look forward to working with Dubai Cares, and we hope that their dedication and generosity will inspire others around the world to support efforts to improve the lives of people in developing countries,” the statement added.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched Dubai Cares during Ramadan in 2007 to help the UN reach its target of providing primary schooling for every child by 2015.
It has raised $1bn towards the goal so far, with money going towards improving access and quality of primary schooling, clean water, sanitation and hygiene.
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