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Bill Gates Receives Honorary Doctorate

On Wednesday night the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates was in Stockholm to receive an honorary doctorate at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute for the work done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Both he and his wife Melinda were honoured with the doctorate, however Melinda was unable to attend.

In his acceptance speech the 52-year-old American said that he was optimistic about the possibilities over improving the healthcare situation globally, especially in the case of malaria.

After the ceremony was finished Gates then left to Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum.

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