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Carter Center to Receive Gates Global Health Award

Today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that the Carter Center will receive the 2006 Gates Award for Global Health, which carries with it a $1 million prize. A press release notes some of the Carter Center’s laudable achievements:

  • Reducing Guinea worm disease by 99.5%

House passes $10M hydrogen prize

According to

Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million, and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under House-passed legislation to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

Open-Source Modeling for Health

Christine Gorman at Time has posted a fascinating analysis of the new Global Pandemic Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between IBM and over twenty major worldwide public health institutions, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to help stem the spread of infectious diseases with the goal of identifying and mapping pandemic outbreaks to better target vac

New Health Blog from PAHO Director

Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director of the Pan American Health Organization, has recently launched a new blog to promote a regional dialogue on health. CGD welcomes the new addition to the online global health discourse and looks forward to exchanging views with Dr. Roses.