Barcelona, May 26 (EFE) .- La Infanta Cristina (daughter of King Juan Carlos) has today chaired the first meeting of the Board of Global Health Institute of Barcelona (ISG), after its formal constitution in a ceremony also attended by the Minister for Health, Trinidad Jiménez and the Councillor for Health of the Generalitat, Marina Geli.
The Global Health Institute (ISG), which will have headquarters in the palace Macaya, created with the intention of breaking the vicious circle of poverty leading to disease and causing the deaths of millions of people from poorer countries, and become a world reference center.
The ISG is financed by the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, the Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona and the Fundació "La Caixa".
The new center aims to combat neglected diseases through research, training, consulting and the creation of a laboratory of ideas (farmer: again this expression).
It also plans to join forces with other agencies engaged in combating diseases in the developed world are forgotten but which cause thousands of deaths every year in the poorest countries, like malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.
In the patronage of the ISG are also former High Representative of the Council for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, Javier Solana, who holds the vice presidency, and the researcher Pedro Alonso, who is the director.
It also participates in this new institute the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and personalities such as Graça Machel, president of the Foundation Gavi, a global alliance whichs fights to make childhood vaccines to poor countries."Link
farmer: GAVIalliance- Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation, "a public-private vaccine-financing partnership whose members include UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as donor and developing country governments, private industry and civil society organizations". Link
The girl's name Gavi \g(a)-vi\ is a variant of Gabrielle (Hebrew),
and the meaning of Gavi is "heroine of God".
Where JS had met met with the Princess La Infanta Christina just recently: Link
JS February annoncement of the creation of the the ISGLOBAL: Link