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APRIL 19, 2009

Dubai Cares and Foundation Partner to Improve the Lives of Children in Developing Countries - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai Cares and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced plans to collaborate on new projects to improve children’s health and education in the developing world. The memorandum of cooperation was signed today in Dubai by Reem Al Hashimy, Chairperson of Dubai Cares, and Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Gates Foundation.




MARCH 30, 2009

FNIH and NIH Announce Major Study of Childhood Malnutrition and Intestinal Infections - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BETHESDA, Md. -- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), together with the Fogarty International Center (FIC), today announced the launch of a five-year study to investigate the linkages between malnutrition and intestinal infections and their effects on children in the developing world, funded by a grant of nearly $30 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the FNIH. An estimated twenty million children under the age of five are severely malnourished, leaving them more vulnerable to illness and early death, according to the World Health Organization.



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