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06 Sep 2012 description


Today was a great day in the global initiative to end polio forever. For the first time in three years, 32,641 children living in the Tirah Valley (near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border), received life-saving polio vaccines and protection against other vaccine-preventable diseases like measles.

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08 Feb 2012 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. –- Fútbol Club (FC) Barcelona, FC Barcelona Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation kicked off a three-year partnership today to energize the global fight to end polio and draw attention to the promise of life-saving vaccines. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell and Manager Josep Guardiola, announced the partnership at the Newseum in Washington, DC. They were joined by players Andres Iniesta and Seydou Keita.

12 Jan 2012 description

Critical need to maintain immunity to poliovirus in India until global eradication achieved

ATLANTA / EVANSTON, Ill. / GENEVA / NEW YORK / SEATTLE ¦ 12 January 2012 – India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, today completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011.

01 Dec 2011 description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Phone: +1.206.709.3400
Email: media@gatesfoundation.org

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced new grants as part of its ongoing support to Pakistan’s polio eradication program and to assist the Sindh government’s response to this year’s floods. The grants will fund initiatives aiming to provide assistance to polio survivors as well as address the urgent needs of families affected by the floods in parts of Sindh province.

18 Aug 2011 description

4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Phone: +1.206.709.3400
Email: media@gatesfoundation.org

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Emi Aizawa
Phone: 03.5226.9780

28 Feb 2011 description

Co-funded grants aim to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as world food prices mount

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a coordinated effort to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries by supporting agricultural research projects to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes.

28 Jan 2011 description

28 January 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication.

Mr Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million children fully vaccinated against the disease.

In 20 years, polio cases have been reduced by 99% and the disease is now close to being only the second in history - after smallpox - to be wiped out.

25 Jan 2011 description

Together pledge $100 million to fight preventable diseases in Afghanistan and Pakistan

SEATTLE/ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced today they are working together to provide life-saving vaccinations to children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

11 Aug 2010 description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Phone: +1.206.709.3400

11 Oct 2005 description

International Rescue Committee