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SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

International Alliance Launched to Support Country-Led Progress in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Australia Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today announced a five-year public/private global alliance to contribute to the goal of reducing the unmet need for family planning by 100 million women, expand skilled birth attendance and facility-based deliveries, and increase the numbers of women and newborns receiving quality post-natal care by 2015.  The Alliance includes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

NOVEMBER 11, 2009

Australian Research to Fight Childhood Pneumonia - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

VICTORIA, Australia -- Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has received a US$1.25 million (AUD$1.34 million) grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help combat childhood pneumonia.The grant will enable researchers to study different strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria to help improve vaccinations, particularly for children in developing countries.

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