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07 Apr 2009 description

New grant builds on contributions, efforts of U.S., international partners

By Nancy L. Pontius, Special Correspondent

Littleton, Colorado - To support the global campaign against poliomyelitis (polio) - a contagious virus that paralyzes and sometimes kills young children - the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded two challenge grants (the most recent in January for $255 million) to the service organization Rotary International.

01 Sep 2001 description

This paper is based on the coordinated views of analysts and experts from agencies across the federal government. It was produced by the National Intelligence Council under the auspices of David F. Gordon, National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues.Queries should be addressed to Dr. Gordon at the National Intelligence Council.
Information available as of 15 August 2001 was used in preparing this report.

17 Jul 2000 description

Release No. 0238.00 - FAS PR 0285-00

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2000 -- Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will donate an additional 350,000 metric tons of U.S. wheat, corn, rice, and other commodities to meet urgent needs in Africa and elsewhere.

"We are targeting these donations to drought-ravaged or war-afflicted countries, especially in the Horn of Africa where the drought continues to widen," Glickman said during remarks to the United Nations' Economic and Social Council.