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New UCSF Global Health Initiative Will Help Bridge Gap Between Knowledge, Action
Date:4/5/2010

ll & Melinda Gates Foundation.

E2Pi has already produced a series of briefings summarizing evidence of progress in tackling eight global health priorities (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, immunization, maternal and child health, nutrition, and neglected tropical diseases). These briefings supported the launch of the Living Proof Project, an advocacy campaign spearheaded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to sustain and increase investments in global health (www.livingproofproject.org).

E2Pi is led by a team of policy and research experts, supported by a wider international network of global health specialists. The U.S. hub for the project, based at the UCSF Global Health Group, is led by Gavin Yamey, M.D., a physician and former senior editor at two influential open access global health journals: PLoS Medicine and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The European hub, at SEEK Development, is directed by Christina Schrade, who has held senior positions at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and was a manager at McKinsey & Company, a leading management consulting firm.

About the UCSF Global Health Group
The Global Health Group (GHG) of UCSF Global Health Sciences is an “action tank” dedicated to identifying, elaborating and translating innovative solutions to major global health challenges into large-scale action to advance health and save lives in low- and middle-income countries. For more information, visit http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/GHG.

About SEEK Development
SEEK Development is a consulting firm based in Berlin, Germany, that is dedicated to supporting and shaping human development globally. SEEK provides specialized support to leading institu
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