Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work — Voice of America news com

Britain's Prince William, right, presents philanthropist Melinda Gates with the Chatham House Prize at the Banqueting House in London, Nov. 21, 2014.

Britain’s Prince William, right, presents philanthropist Melinda Gates with the Chatham House Prize at the Banqueting House in London, Nov. 21, 2014.

Henry Ridgwell

November 22, 2014 8:38 AM

LONDON—

Melinda Gates and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, launched their namesake foundation in 2000 with the aim of improving lives through health care and access to education and technology.

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Melinda Gates warned against generalizations about the disease.

“People talk about the runaway Ebola epidemic, which is absolutely crucial to talk about and it’s devastating, but we also connect other issues to it that we shouldn’t,” she said. “We talk about a continent that’s been ruled by dictators and corruption. We talk about Africa sometimes as hopeless, and I’m here to tell you that is absolutely not the case.”

 

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