WaveFX webcasts Bill Gates keynote speech on Malaria

6/06/2018

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Bill Gates called on Commonwealth leaders to show they're ready to beat malaria.

The malaria summit webcast was designed to coincide with a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London this week. The 53 Commonwealth countries, mostly former British colonies, are disproportionately affected by malaria – accounting for more than half of all global cases and deaths although they are home to just a third of the world’s population.

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, now focusing on his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke of the importance of collaboration and sharing during his keynote webcast. “It’s a disease that is preventable, treatable and ultimately beatable, but progress against malaria is not inevitable,” Gates said. “We hope today marks a turning point.”

A total of £2.9bn was pledged to fight the disease which included £1.45bn from countries affected by malaria, £700m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and £160m from the UK government.

Commonwealth leaders also promised to halve the impact of malaria within five years, preventing 350m cases of the disease and saving 650,000 lives.

WaveFX, employed by event production company Glasgow’s, live streamed the entire five day event to the Commonwealth office website and other websites crossposting to several Facebook and Youtube channels.

Watch a clip of the presentation here

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