The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces a $279 million grant to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). A global health research center, IHME presents real time evidence and strategies on how to improve health outcomes for the world’s population.
“IHME provides critical data about global health trends that can empower policymakers worldwide to identify better solutions in the fight against disease,” remarked Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“We are proud to support IHME and the University of Washington. We feel lucky that our local university is also on the leading edge of innovation globally, and we are grateful that it has chosen to innovate to help the poorest people in the world,” added Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2007, the Gates Foundation provided seed funding to launch IHME. Throughout its history, the Gates family and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have granted approximately $1.25 billion to the University of Washington.