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    Wellcome to commit $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases

    EFC member Wellcome is committing $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases. CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – launched on Thursday 19 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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    Ministry of Health in Jordan opens health facility donated by Siemens Stiftung

    The Connected Solar Clinic is the first structure of its kind, enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings. On Wednesday, 18 January, 2017, it was officially inaugurated by a representative of the Jordanian Ministry of Health in the Mafraq Governorate.

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    Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) launches new Food Sustainability Index

    On December 7th, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) launched their new Food Sustainability Index tool at the European Parliament, Brussels. The index, which was created with the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranks countries based on three different pillars; nutritional challenges, sustainable agriculture and food loss and waste. The index currently covers 25 countries, 87% of GDP and 2/3 of the global population.

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    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gifts $210 Million to Health Initiative

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has gifted the University of Washington $210 million in support of the Population Health Initiative. The Initiative, launched in May, seeks to improve population health and well-being locally and globally, with a focus on three key areas – human health, environmental resiliency, and social and economic equity.

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    Mott Foundation marks $3 billion in giving over 90 years

    As it celebrates nine decades of helping to strengthen communities at home and around the world, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced that it has surpassed $3 billion in total grantmaking since its launch on June 19, 1926. The milestone was reached as the Foundation made a $5 million grant to help its hometown of Flint recover and rise from the city’s water crisis.

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    First ever Social Return on Investment evaluation study of Mondelēz Foundation’s BeHealthy programme

    A new report, the first of its kind, presents an evaluation of social return for the BeHealthy Programme (BHP) implemented by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in Russia with the financial support of the Mondelēz International Foundation (MIF). The programme is part of the Mondelēz Global Community Partnership Initiative to promote active, healthy lifestyles – a critical component of the company’s wellbeing mission.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Vision for a Nation Foundation wins top prize at the UK Charity Awards 2016

    The award was based upon the measurable success of its ground-breaking nationwide primary eye care programme in support of the Government of Rwanda that now provides local and affordable eye care to 100% of the nation’s 10.5 million people. Vision for a Nation proved “demonstrated and achievement” in all ten “Hallmarks of Excellence” – including leadership, innovation, effectiveness and sustainability.

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    UK Biobank launches world’s biggest body scanning project to shed new light on major diseases

    The world’s largest health imaging study, funded by the Medical Research Council, EFC member the Wellcome Trust, and the British Heart Foundation was launched on the 14th April It will create the biggest collection of scans of internal organs, and transform the way scientists study a wide range of diseases, including dementia, arthritis, cancer, heart […]

    EFC Conference will inspire the world of philanthropy to ‘imagine and invest in our future’

    Brussels, 3 February 2016 – Taking place during the Netherlands’ Presidency of the EU, the European Foundation Centre’s 27th Annual General Assembly and Conference will convene more than 750 philanthropic leaders and representatives from INGOs, academia and policymakers in Amsterdam in May. The conference will engage a diverse array of philanthropic actors to find solutions […]

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    GHR Foundation Azheimer’s Study Completes Enrollment

    Prevention study expects first biomarker results by late 2016 GHR Foundation’s Health Initiative is dedicated the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The Foundation is targeting funding to improve some of the most important research efforts in the field, including Washington University’s DIAN-TU Study. This trial focuses on rapid testing of prevention therapies among families that are […]