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2014-04-08 08:31:28

Seattle Non-Profit Receives Major Challenge Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation SEATTLE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelong AIDS Alliance (Lifelong), a Seattle-based organization that delivers food, housing, and health services to people with chronic illnesses such as HIV, received news of a $500,000 challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support capacity expansion of their food program, Chicken Soup Brigade. "As part of the...

2014-03-26 12:23:19

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India KOHLER, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This next stage of the project takes the team and its two toilet units from Pasadena, California...

2014-03-25 08:29:42

gravitytank's human-centered design takes top honors in 'Records for Life Contest' sponsored by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CHICAGO, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In developing countries, widespread vaccination against disease is a major public health problem. According to The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation an estimated 1.5 million children die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia. The challenges facing immunization in the developing world are...

2014-03-24 12:29:41

Aeras releases TB Crisis Tracker on World TB Day ROCKVILLE, Md., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tuberculosis epidemic continues to impact pockets of the U.S. population, according to a data visualization tool developed by the nonprofit biotech, Aeras. Launched on World TB Day, Aeras's TB Crisis Tracker illustrates how the TB epidemic continues to impact the U.S. "TB's impact in the U.S. is but a fraction of what it once was, but the Aeras TB Crisis Tracker starkly...

2014-03-24 08:28:06

Progress on New Drug Development Continues as World TB Day is Observed Today, March 24 SEATTLE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The additional funding was awarded to Tanya Parish, Ph.D., IDRI's Vice President of Drug Discovery, and supplements an earlier grant awarded in 2010, for a total of $7.8 million. The grant is focused...

2014-02-25 08:28:43

Teachers Want Their Voices Heard and Offer Direction on Student Success, Common Core Implementation, Teacher Evaluation and Parental Support NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released results from the comprehensive survey Primary Sources: America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change. More than 20,000 teachers in all 50 states participated in this research, revealing teachers' views on the rewards...

2014-02-13 23:04:10

Company advances technology and big data solutions across the student lifecycle. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Datamark, a longtime leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, today announced that it has changed its name to Helix Education, reflecting its growth and expansion across the student lifecycle. The company has broadened its technology and service solutions, which are underpinned by big data, to help schools find, enroll, retain and teach students. "As Helix...

2014-02-08 08:20:29

Money to support final push for polio eradication GENEVA, Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buoyed by progress made in two of three countries where polio has never been stopped and India's recent success marking three years polio-free, the Lawrence Ellison Foundation announced a planned gift of US$100 million over five years to support global polio eradication. Roughly $20 million of that contribution was delivered in 2013. The donation will help fund the Global Polio...

2014-02-06 12:24:54

SELECTED PROJECTS TO RECEIVE UP TO $100,000 FROM THE CANNES CHIMERA INITIATIVE FOUNDED BY THE CANNES LIONS AND THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The selection process of the third Cannes Chimera global communications challenge, set by the Cannes Chimera Initiative, has now concluded with eight different projects from diverse countries around the world chosen to each receive a prize of up to US$100,000. In 2013, 900 ideas from 79 countries were...

2014-01-31 16:23:56

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia, in collaboration with MESA (Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance), is convening its first conference in Mexico - on "The Science of Malaria Eradication" at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Merida, Yucatan. The four-day conference begins Sunday evening, February 2, 2014 and is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has also funded...