uManitoba receives over $8 million for health-care project in India

December 8, 2009

At the official opening of the Centre for Global Public Health at the University of Manitoba's Bannatyne campus on Monday, university president David Barnard announced a $8.4-million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions in underserved populations in rural India. This project will provide support to India's National Rural Health Mission in Karnataka state, and will run through to September 2014. In additional to ongoing work on HIV/AIDS prevention, the centre will focus on critical public health issues such as other infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and emerging, non-communicable disease epidemics. uManitoba News | Winnipeg Free Press