19 Jul 2017

Funding boost for project working to reduce preventable deaths

From , 3:03 pm on 19 July 2017

A project to reduce preventable deaths in the Pacific by improving medical data collection has received a significant funding boost from a US philantropist.

About $US9 million have been donated by Bloomberg Philanthropies, taking its total contribution to the Data for Health project to almost $US20 million.

This year, the project released the first ever cause of death statistics for Solomon Islands.

Its director Alan Lopez spoke to Koroi Hawkins about the work his team is doing.

Data for funding

Data for funding Photo: Supplied