UManitoba health research receives $87M investment from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A partnership between the University of Manitoba’s Institute for Global Public Health and the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) in India has received $87M USD from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The partnership brings together UManitoba researchers and GoUP’s guidance to create and implement advanced programming, training, and policies in the region. The funding will support research and programming led by institute Executive Director Dr James Blanchard, which focus on driving down maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the region and improving health outcomes. “Each year there are over 5.5 million babies born in Uttar Pradesh,” explained Blanchard, “and so improving the outcomes for mothers and their newborns and children in that state is one of the most important public health initiatives in India and globally.” UManitoba Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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