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Gates Foundation Grants $279M To University Of Washington’s IHME To Continue Health Data Research

Nature: World’s foremost institute on death and disease metrics gets massive cash boost
“The world’s premier center for health metrics — the science of measuring and analyzing global health problems, and how they relate to health care and biomedical research funding — will receive a US$279-million cash injection from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle, also home town to the Gates Foundation, announced the funding boost on 25 January…” (Butler, 1/25).

Seattle Times: Historic gift: Gates Foundation gives $279 million to University of Washington
“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again shattering donation records at the University of Washington, this time with a $279 million grant to continue and expand pioneering programs that measure health around the globe. The money will fund another decade of work at the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), which was founded 10 years ago with a $105 million Gates grant that was at the time the largest gift in UW history…” (Doughton, 1/25).

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