Task Force for Global Health

Decatur-based coalition gets $29.97 million boost from Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has done it again.

A coalition housed at the Decatur-based Task Force for Global Health has received a new five-year $29.97 million grant from the foundation, the nonprofit announced Friday morning.

The grant will fund the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) – to support research and to continue efforts to control and eliminate five neglected tropical diseases.