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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces New Global $ 40 Million Coronavirus Initiative

Just days after Mike Bloomberg launched a program to help US mayors improve the fight against the coronavirus, Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced additional actions and funding to fight the pandemic worldwide. The new global initiative of $ 40 million will promote immediate action to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable low and middle income countries. Bloomberg Philanthropies will partner with Vital Strategies, an organization specializing in global health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), to support global efforts to help countries and low-income cities to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also announced today, the first virtual meeting of the Local Coronavirus Initiative will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. EST. More than 180 cities will join experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative to receive the latest information on the virus and crisis training to manage the public health pandemic. Mike Bloomberg will address the leaders of the participating cities and stress that their rapid actions in the coming weeks may well serve as a model of struggle for cities around the world. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ initiative will consist of a continuous series of virtual meetings that will provide city leaders with technical assistance and training while giving them the opportunity to share emerging good practices with other mayors on the front lines of the crisis. public health.

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