Covid-19: Bill Gates donates R16m to fight deadly disease in Africa

Covid-19: Bill Gates donates R16m to fight deadly disease in Africa

- Bill Gates has donated $1 million to the Nigerian government to fight Covid-19

- Mohamed Yahya, the UN Development Programme resident representative in Nigeria, made the disclosure on Tuesday, July 21

- The donation was made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Bill Gates has donated $1 million (R16-million) in support of the Nigerian government in addressing the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.

The disclosure was made by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Yahya.

The money was paid by a UN finance support platform tagged “One UN Covid-19 Response Basket Fund. The fund is managed by the UNDP.

Bill Gates donates $1 million to address COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

Bill Gates. Photo credit: CNBC
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Yahya on Tuesday, July 21, said the donation was made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He said: “Through the Basket Fund, the UN aims to ensure policy coherence, programmatic alignment, harmonisation, and coordination of support to the Government of Nigeria during the time of crisis."

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that two Covid-19 vaccine candidates have shown positive results in separate trials across the world.

In Britain, a trial saw 1,000 adults participating and had found that the vaccine had induced 'strong antibody and immune responses'.

Another trial took place in China and saw over 500 people taking part. This trial had also shown that most participants had developed a positive response against the virus.

Both possible vaccines have proven safe for human use and trials found that they had both produced strong immune reactions, according to doctors.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Ghanaian man found himself in a dilemma after his wife decided to move out of their matrimonial home until his financial situation gets much better.

The man whose name has not been disclosed recounted his interesting but sad love story in a letter to popular relationship talk show Sister Sister on CitiTV and CitiFM.

According to the heartbroken husband, he and his wife who works as a banker have been married for six years with two children so far.

In their third year of marriage, the man's business collapsed and it became increasingly difficult to feed the family, which caused his wife's attitude to change dramatically.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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