Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Gives $84.3M To Prevent Newborn Deaths

Low-tech, low-cost efforts to save newborns by providing clean equipment, trained attendants and other methods got an $84 million boost from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday. The grants will expand distribution of antibiotics, immunizations and clean childbirth kits in 18 developing countries, and will fund study of other cheap and easy ways to save infants.

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