Salud Mesoamérica 2015 (SM2015) Initiative ( to Improve Health of the Poor in Mesoamerica)

Funding Agency:
Gates (Bill & Melinda) Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Health Institute of the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Government of Spain, and the Inter-American Development Bank have agreed to collaborate in establishing the Salud Mesoamérica 2015” (SM2015) Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to reduce health inequities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in Central America and Southern Mexico. The Initiative also aims to support the efforts of the governments of this region to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals.

Salud Mesoamérica 2015 will work in partnership with the health ministries of Mesoamerican countries and in close coordination with the Mesoamerican Public Health System. This system is part of the regional integration platform known as Proyecto Mesoamérica.

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Areas of Interest

The Initiative’s goal is to reduce health inequities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in Central America and Southern Mexico. The Initiative also aims to support the efforts of the governments of this region to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals.

Salud Mesoamérica 2015, in the areas of reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health, maternal and child nutrition, immunization, and preventing and controlling dengue and malaria.a five-year initiative concluding in 2015, targets millions of poor people, with a focus on women and children who have limited access to inexpensive health interventions of proven efficacy. The initiative will finance projects

Amount Description

$150 million in contributions will launch Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative

Funding Type

Award

Category

International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical