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London School Wins 2009 Annual Gates Award for Global Health — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

LONDON -- The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has won the Gates Award for Global Health, and will receive $1 million in prize money.

The award was established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to recognise organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to improving global health, especially in resource-poor settings. The winners are chosen by a jury of international health leaders from more than 100 nominations from around the world, and the award is administered by the Global Health Council. The School is both the first academic institution to win the award and the first British winner.

To read the full press release, visit the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine web site.

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