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Stockholm institute honours Bill and Melinda Gates

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Stockholm institute honours Bill and Melinda Gates
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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are to receive honorary doctorates from Stockholm's Karolinska Institute (KI).

The couple are to be honoured at a special graduation ceremony on January 23rd next year for their scientific contributions to global health through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

By supporting healthcare projects in poor countries and financing research into the resolution of global health problems, KI said that Bill and Melinda Gates had actively contributed to long-term healthcare improvements in areas where they were most needed.

"As the Gates Foundation's global health work is based on a scientific platform, the foundation's grants are used in the most effective way possible," said Jan Carlstedt-Duke, chairman of KI's research board.

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