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JANUARY 28, 2010

WUSTL Receives Global Health Grant Toward Elimination of Tropical Diseases | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ST. LOUIS -- Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve efforts to eliminate two parasitic diseases, elephantiasis and river blindness. These diseases belong to a group of infections known as neglected tropical diseases, which collectively have a health impact comparable to HIV and malaria.

DECEMBER 21, 2007

USU Researcher's Dengue Vector Control Project - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ROCKVILLE, MD -- Nicole Achee, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, and her team comprised of U.S. and international researchers are undertaking an innovative research project to prevent dengue in Thailand and Peru. Their efforts will be supported by a new $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF).

DECEMBER 18, 2008

UGA Research Foundation receives grant to improve control of schistosomiasis, a debilitating and neglected tropical disease

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received a five-year, $18.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research ways to reduce morbidity from schistosomiasis in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Researchers will develop and evaluate research-based approaches and diagnostic tools to identify, control and even eliminate schistosomiasis where feasible.

FEBRUARY 20, 2008

Statement on U.S. Effort to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

SEATTLE -- Today, President George W. Bush proposed expanding U.S. efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In response, Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Program, released the following statement:

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