Gates Foundation grant garners worldwide publicity
Monday’s announcement that Rotary accepted a US$100 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will generate $200 million for polio eradication continues to receive media attention around the globe.
Highlights include stories in the Chicago Tribune, O Globo (Brazil), La Nacion (Argentina), El País (Spain), Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, the Herald (Scotland), BBC Radio, National Public Radio, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, and Associated Press.
Monday’s press conference, moderated by RI’s PolioPlus Manager Carol Pandak, included remarks by Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Dr. Robert Scott in Evanston, Illinois, USA; Gates Foundation Cochair William Gates Sr. in Seattle; and WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan in Geneva.
Media coverage continued Tuesday, with a press briefing convened by RI President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson in Kuala Lumpur, which was covered by 15 news organizations.
Click the links below to read some of the news coverage:
International Herald Tribune
New York Times
La Nacion (Argentina )
O Globo (Brazil )
The Herald (UK )
The Korea Times
El Múndo (Spain )