Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $120M Reinvestment In Programs To Establish Verbal Autopsy Programs, Cancer Registries In 25 Countries
Associated Press: Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths
“…About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies — a major funder of international health data initiatives — announced it will devote another $120 million over the next four years to continue projects in 20 previously funded countries, and add five more. That includes money for verbal autopsies, as well as cancer registries and other programs intended to help developing countries gather accurate data about the health of their citizens…” (Larson/Stobbe, 10/1).