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Gates Foundation, Carlos Slim Health Institute, Spain, and the IDB collaborate to improve health of the poor in Mesoamerica | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

$150 million in contributions will launch Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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México, D.F. -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Health Institute of the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Government of Spain, and the Inter-American Development Bank have agreed to collaborate in establishing the “Salud Mesoamérica 2015” (SM2015) Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to reduce health inequities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in Central America and Southern Mexico. The Initiative also aims to support the efforts of the governments of this region to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals.

To read the full press release, visit the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) web site.

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