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AUGUST 14, 2002

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $4.6 Million to Institute for OneWorld Health for Drug Development in Fight Against Neglected Insect-Born Diseases

SEATTLE AND SAN FRANCISCO -- As an infectious disease outbreak raises public awareness and concern in the U.S., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced two new grants totaling more than $4.6 million to the Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH) to fund drug development that will treat two parasitic, neglected diseases – visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas.

AUGUST 13, 2002

Sacramento City Unified School District To Receive $4 Million To Create Small High Schools from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento City Unified School District will create eight new small high schools with a $4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the next four years, the school district will work with Linking Education and Economic Development – Sacramento (LEED), a non-profit intermediary dedicated to workforce development and education reform, to develop and open the new small high schools.

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