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Gates, Slim Foundations To Launch Second Phase Of MCH Program Salud Mesoamerica

Reuters: Gates, Slim target maternal, newborn health in Central America
“…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Carlos Slim Foundation are preparing to launch next year a second phase of Salud Mesoamerica, a program hailed by experts as a success story. The $170 million program, also backed by Spain, the Inter-American Development Bank, and local governments, is part of a trend in aid financing that uses independently collected data to measure results achieved by government programs and conditions financing on meeting targets…” (O’Boyle, 10/21).

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