HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Universit de Montral receives US$11.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This release is also available in French.

The Universit de Montral announced today a commitment of US$11.7 million (CAN$16 million) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build capacity for population and health research and policy in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. This program, lasting ten years and run in partnership with the Universit de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso (West Africa), will support reproductive health in the region by providing advanced training programs, developing a regional policy research leadership center, and establishing a network of specialists in the field.

According to Montral professor Thomas LeGrand, who proposed the program to the foundation, "There is an urgent need to build the human capacity in the region to better understand the critical population and health issues and to design more effective policies and services that are essential for improving the welfare of African populations."

"The Gates Foundation is pleased to be part of this important effort to strengthen human and institutional leadership and research capacity in Francophone Africa," said Helene Gayle, director of the Gates Foundation's HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health program. "The efforts of the Universit de Montral and the Universit de Ouagadougou will go a long way toward accelerating improved health for women and their families in this region."

Sub-Saharan Africa

Of the major regions of the world, sub-Saharan Africa faces the most daunting health and population problems. Experts estimate that nearly one in ten children born there die before their first birthday, and one in sixteen women die in pregnancy or labor over the course of their lives.

About 30 million people in the region are infected with HIV/AIDS (about 70% of all cases in the world), causing life expectancy to fall to below 40 years of age in some countries. Infectious
'"/>

Contact: Sophie Langlois
sophie.langlois@umontreal.ca
514-343-7704
University of Montreal
16-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
2. Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
3. University seeks recruits for arthritis study
4. University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
5. $4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new childrens hospital
6. Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS
7. Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
8. University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services
9. Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center
10. University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers
11. RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Surgeons from ... primary eye care practitioners on the latest breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis and ... Education Symposium, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... , ... Neil H. Greco Insurance Agency, a northern New Jersey firm that ... launching a charity drive to raise awareness of heart disease and promote habits that ... and is responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths at the national level each ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... Livionex, Inc., a Silicon Valley healthcare company focused on treating biofilms and ... gel that shows significant reduction in plaque levels and gum inflammation and bleeding when ... at the Beckman Laser Institute at UC Irvine and has been published in Dentistry, ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... The Sharie Withers ... has announced the latest beneficiary of their thriving community involvement program. The current ... to fulfilling the dreams of terminally ill patients. Donations to this worthy cause ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... Today, FloSports , a global leader in live digital sports and original ... long-term extension of their media partnership. The partnership, which began in 2013, will now ... events exclusively on FloWrestling.com as well as usage of the FloArena meet management software ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... 2017 Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is ... Kelly as the keynote speaker at the American ... Washington D.C. April 20-23. Kelly, a ... morning, April 21 at the Gaylord National Resort.  More ... are expected to attend the annual conference. Angel MedFlight ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan. 17, 2017  Market Research Future published a Half ... Market is expected to reach USD 33.6 million during the period ... Market Highlights ... Global Endoscopy Devices Market has been examined as a swiftly growing ... is huge demand for endoscopy device in various regions.  The increasing ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 17, 2016  Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, ... Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Anthera" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... and assist the investigation by visiting the firm,s site: ... certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: