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2014-10-21 08:33:23

Humanitarian group's October 24 livestream event from Chicago features top global health experts, polio-survivor Minda Dentler, pop star Tessanne Chin, reggae's Ziggy Marley and more EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the world "This Close"--99%--to eliminating polio from the planet, the effort is receiving an additional US$44.7 million boost from Rotary to support immunization activities, surveillance, and research spearheaded by the Global Polio Eradication...

2014-10-07 12:32:06

A consortium of partners including Brazil, Canada, India, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States will fund a new phase of Grand Challenge initiatives SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event in Seattle commemorating the tenth anniversary of Grand Challenges, a group of international partners today announced three new initiatives aimed at creating breakthroughs in science. This anniversary event, attended by scientists and researchers from around the world,...

2014-10-06 12:23:14

Community Calls for Republic Services, its Owners Bill and Melinda Gates and EPA to Protect Residents' and Workers' Health and Safety ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Teamsters gathered with St. Louis-area residents, union members, elected officials, faith leaders, environmental experts and attorneys about Republic Service's [NYSE: RSG] West Lake Landfill. West Lake is a Superfund site in Bridgeton, Mo. that contains 8,700 tons of buried uncontained...

2014-09-30 20:22:55

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia will convene the first conference of its 2014-2015 season and the first in its 2014-15 Global Health Series - on "The Modes of Action of Vaccine Adjuvants" at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel - immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges Meeting for that program's grantees. The four-day conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates...

2014-09-22 12:28:17

New multi-year grant continues work to study pressing public health crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path), an independent, non-profit organization that works to accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant renewal from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support continued work to advance the science and regulatory pathways leading to...

2014-09-10 12:28:46

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and...

2014-09-02 16:23:47

The Aspen Institute seeks nominations for one-year non-resident media skills and coaching program for next generation of global development leaders from the developing world WASHINGTON, Sept 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute's New Voices Fellowship today announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Fellowship class. The Fellowship initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers development experts from Africa and other parts of the...

2014-08-18 23:09:56

Education Elements, an organization which unlocks the potential of any teacher to personalize learning for every student, will partner with Riverside Unified School District in California to implement personalized learning at five schools as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Education Elements, an organization which unlocks the potential of any teacher to personalize learning for every student, today announced a partnership with...

2014-07-15 16:28:09

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., founder of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today, led a community conversation on "The Mother & Child Project: Simple Steps to Saving Lives in the Developing World," on the campus of Belmont University. This was the first public event held by the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, a...

2014-06-26 23:04:48

Organizers Announce Plans for Expanded Global Reach and This Year’s Theme: #2030NOW: Connecting for Good, Connecting for All New York, NY, USA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world will take place to coincide with United Nations Week on September 21 and 22 at 92nd Street Y in New York City. The theme of this year’s Summit – Connecting for...


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