Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bill Gates give a conference in Barcelona on innovation in the fight against poverty

The Microsoft founder Bill Gates will deliver Thursday in Barcelona a conference on the importance of innovation in the fight against poverty during the first public event organized by the newly opened Global Health Institute Barcelona (ISGlobal). The event will also feature the participation of the Infanta Cristina, president of ISGlobal, vice president and chief Javier Solana and researcher Pedro Alonso. The center, designed to fight against neglected diseases in the world, Was formally established last week before a notary, with the presence of numerous people in the world of cooperation, research and healthcare.

The institute will start operations in Macaya Palace, symbol of Catalan modernism, released by La Caixa. The Barcelona-born ISGlobal an alliance sealed by public and private institutions of diseases affecting the poorest populations in the world to break the vicious circle of poverty and disease. The bank will operate as a ‘think tank’ of thought and strategy advice to governments and entities who wish to give further impetus to global health. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Generalitat, Hospital ClĂ­nic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Social Work of the Foundation La Caixa are the five founding institutions of this institute, a pioneer in Spain and also advanced at world. The Bill and Mellinda Gates, Nelson Mandela Children’s Found and Inbursa of Mexico Foundation have already confirmed their active participation in the institution, which maintain liaison with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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