Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Gives $210 Million to the University of Washington

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces a $210 million gift to the University of Washington for its Population Health Initiative. The largest donation in UW’s history will fund construction of a new building on the UW Seattle campus and house portions of the School of Public Health; the Department of Global Health; and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which received a $105 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007.

“Melinda and I are pleased to make this investment in the University of Washington to help dramatically accelerate their 25-year vision to achieve positive health outcomes for populations around the world. UW has long been a partner in our foundation’s global health and development efforts and this grant underscores our confidence in the school’s students, faculty and multi-disciplinary resources to advance their Population Health Initiative,” remarked Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a co-founder of Microsoft.

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