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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $760K to Transform Global Health

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding 76 grants of $100,000 for ideas to transform health in developing countries. The grants are part of the foundations’s Grand Explorations Challenges to fund such innovative health ideas as killing mosquito larvae with toxic micropellets and creating an intranasal malaria vaccine for pregnant women.

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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi praises Tanzania

Nancy Pelosi commended Tanzania to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete last week for its transparent and proper use of grants (read the full article here).

“Mr. president…rest assured that you have good friends from both the Republican and Democratic camps,” said Ms Pelosi. Mr. Kikwete responded by encouraging more support for Tanzania: “Help us to mobilise US investors to come to Tanzania and exploit many opportunities available in our country, particularly after the support granted through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).”

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Hopefully, that will happen – and the solid relationship between Tanzania and the U.S. will continue to grow. Case in point, Tanzania just opened its new chancery building in Washington, D.C. (1232 22nd Street, NW) and President Kikwete met with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during his visit to the U.S.

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From Schoolteacher to HIV Educator

A young schoolteacher from Naples, FL received a grant from where he was teaching to go to Arusha, Tanzania and teach HIV/AIDS education. His name is Ryan Jobe, and he spent a summer in both Tanzania and Kenya teaching about HIV, math, and basketball – his story is a great example of how a grant can make a positive impact on the world – in this case, an impact on both his students in America and those in Africa.

See the full article here, as reported by Naples Daily News: The Article

Ryan Jobe teaching

Ryan Jobe teaching  Source: Naples Daily News
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