GE Foundation Commits $20-Million to Maternal and Child Health in Africa
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The GE Foundation will spend an additional $20-million over the next five years to advance maternal and child health in Africa, an expansion of its existing global health development program, officials say.
The commitment was made public Tuesday as African heads of state and other leaders gather in Washington for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, three days of meetings and events designed to build ties between America and the continent, as well as promote growth. It was one of a number of new Africa-focused pledges announced in conjunction with the summit.