SFU receives $4 million donation towards child health research

January 24, 2008

Simon Fraser University has received a $4 million donation from philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian, towards improving the lives of children.  $2.5 million will fund research in children's health policy, and $1.5 million will build a level 3 containment laboratory for infectious disease research.  SFU's interdisciplinary children's health policy centre and infectious disease researchers are working towards preventing illness.  Just 5 infectious diseases are responsible for 90% of the world's infant mortality.