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Gates Foundation Signs Deal With Islamic Development Bank

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed an agreement with the Islamic Development Bank for a program to fight contagious diseases and provide food security in several countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The five-year program will cover projects mainly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, SPA reported, citing Ahmad Mohamed Ali, chairman and president of the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nayla Razzouk in Dubai at nrazzouk2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net

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