The Institute for OneWorld Health Receives BMGF Grant to Combat Diarrheal Disease

November 1, 2006

Applied Clinical Trials

Silencing a Global Health Challenge that Kills Two Million Children a Year.

1 November 2006-The Institute for OneWorld Health (San Francisco, CA) will receive a $46.07 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to explore alternative cures for diarrheal disease. This is the largest grant the BMGF has ever awarded to an organization to address diarrheal disease, the overlooked global health challenge that kills more than two million children annually.

The grant is focused on identifying and developing new approaches to curing diarrheal disease, a chronic and pervasive killer whose bacterial sources are varied, but widespread in the developing world.