uManitoba Centre for Global Public Health receives $23 million from Gates Foundation

June 16, 2014

The University of Manitoba’s Centre for Global Public Health (CGPH) has been awarded $23 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its work on child and newborn health in India. CGPH will provide technical and managerial support to the government of Uttar Pradesh in northern India to help reduce the mortality rate of mothers and children during and shortly after childbirth; it will also work to promote interventions that will help reduce the deaths of children under 5 from common illnesses. “We have a very dedicated and talented team in India and Canada that sees this as both an important responsibility and a challenge that will demand all our best skills, effort and teamwork to make the project a success. It is a rare opportunity for us to participate in work that can affect the lives of so many women, children and their families and communities” said CGPH Director James Blanchard. uManitoba News Release