Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding announcement & launch of the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium
The University of Manitoba announced this week that Dr. Azad has received $6.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assemble an international network for comprehensive description of the contents of human milk in relation to infant growth. The International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium will analyze milk from 1200 mother-infant dyads across 5 diverse settings (Tanzania, Pakistan, Nepal, Burkina Faso and Canada).
Dr. Azad was interviewed on CTV Morning Live and interviewed by CBC. Coverage of the announcement also made the front page of the Winnipeg Free Press! (Subscription required for access; a scanned copy can be accessed here).
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