|UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi|
|Wednesday, July 10, 2013|
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President’s Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI).
“We are thrilled to receive this funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the government of Malawi to maximize the impact of the Safe Motherhood Initiative and improve the lives of women in Malawi,” said Jeff Wilkinson, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UNC who lives full-time in Malawi.
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