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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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