In this insightful conversation, Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sits down with partners in Kenya to discuss the importance of science and innovation in advancing health across the African continent.

Conversation attendees include Dr. Mercy Korir, medic doctor and former health and science editor at Standard Media, Dr. Mainga Hamaluba, head of clinical research, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Isabelle Oyier, associate professor and head of business, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Nelly Mugo, principal senior clinical research officer, KEMRI, and Moses Obimbo Madadi, associate professor, University of Nairobi.

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We believe that solutions to Africa’s greatest challenges can come from within Africa. Our role is to support African partners whose bold ideas and creative approaches have the potential to save lives, improve health, and help families all across the continent.
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