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Gates Foundation funds new institute to evaluate global health data

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1238
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded a research centre at the University of Washington in Seattle to help guide international policy making by providing high quality data and analysis of health needs and outcomes. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which received a grant of $105m (£53m; €80m) from the foundation, will also assess the performance of health programmes around the world.

    “Health policy must be based on evidence, not speculation,” said Tachi Yamada, president of the foundation's global health programme.

    “There has been a huge increase in resources for global …

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