SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — A San Francisco hospital will use a $100 million gift to focus on premature birth around the globe.
The 10-year project was announced Thursday by the University of California, San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospitals. It will be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne.READ MORE: COVID: Famed Cable Cars Return; San Francisco Rebounds From Pandemic Shutdown
About 15 million babies worldwide are born too soon, most of them in Africa and Asia. About a half-million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely.READ MORE: Students, Faculty Excited To Be Returning To Classrooms At BayTech Charter
Researchers planned to work with colleagues around the world to cut down on premature births.
In 2010, the Benioffs donated $100 million to build the children’s hospital in San Francisco. Earlier this month, the couple gave another $100 million to two UCSF children’s hospitals for new facilities, doctors and research.MORE NEWS: Early Morning Wildfire Erupts On Bradford Island; At Least 2 Homes Damaged, Residents Forced To Evacuate
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