The Boston-based has announced a $15 million grant to international medical service organization .
The largest grant in the foundation's thirteen-year history will enable PIH, which is also headquartered in Boston, to launch an initiative aimed at improving the health of impoverished people, with a focus on women and children, in ten countries. Among other things, grant funds will be used to launch new healthcare programs, expand existing PIH initiatives, support the collection of critical healthcare data, and improve decision-making in health facilities in remote areas of, for example, Liberia, where many records are kept in deteriorating handwritten ledgers.
"This visionary gift from the Wagner Foundation will have a remarkable and sustained effect on the patients we serve and the care that we provide," said PIH chief executive Gary Gottlieb. "It will undoubtedly help us to improve and save countless lives."