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2014-09-29 12:21:41

New $125 Million Commitment Aims to Reduce Road Traffic Fatalities and Injuries in Low- and middle-income Cities and Countries LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traffic fatalities are one of the world's leading causes of preventable death and, unless urgent action is taken, will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. To combat this trend, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today a new phase of the foundation's Global Road Safety initiative, which aims to...

2014-09-17 12:23:53

PARIS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Prize Winner Barcelona Aims to Create Digital and Community 'Trust Network' for Each of its At-Risk Elderly Residents Athens, Greece; Kirklees in Yorkshire, UK; Stockholm, Sweden; and Warsaw, Poland Also Win Funds for Innovative Solutions to Pressing Urban Challenges Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winners in its 2014 Mayors Challenge, an ideas competition...

2014-08-20 08:25:00

Committing $45 Million to Local Governments Using Innovation Delivery to Solve Urban Problems NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $45 million investment to boost the capacity of city halls to use innovation to tackle major challenges and improve urban life. The foundation will direct significant funding and other assistance to help dozens of cities adopt the Innovation Delivery model, an approach to generating and implementing new...

2014-04-22 08:24:54

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by co-founders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable to families currently using costly and toxic kerosene for their lighting. Little...

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2012-06-06 21:32:04

Road traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people each year, with 90 percent of those fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet despite a growing body of data to support effective and proven interventions, proportional funding for implementation in developing countries has not been forthcoming, leaving a gap between evidence and action. A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...


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