Gates Foundation Allots $41 Million Towards Infant-Maternal Care

by Rajashri on  July 30, 2009 at 11:42 PM Indian Health News
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 Gates Foundation Allots $41 Million Towards Infant-Maternal Care
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has extended its program reach to infant and maternal care by granting $41 million for this purpose to 'Concern Worldwide', which is an international humanitarian organisation.
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The grant is supposed to cover maternal and child health in six countries and will kick off in India, Malawi and Sierra Leone initially.

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"Even the most effective health interventions can only save lives if they reach the people who need them. Concern Worldwide's commitment to seeking innovation from diverse, non-traditional sources will be a key ingredient in the success of this programme," said a statement released by Jaime Sepzlveda, Director of the Integrated Health Solutions Development programme at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Concern Worldwide CEO Tom Arnold said that the main aim was to test new ideas to improve the state of the world as a whole.

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