Posted by: audreybenenati | April 12, 2010

Gates Foundation pulls funding from IDRC due to ties to Big Tobacco

Apr 12, 2010 10:43 ET

African NGOs withdraw support from IDRC-sponsored meeting

BOSTON, USA, STATEMENT–(Marketwire – April 12, 2010) – The current board membership of a Canadian governmental development organization, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), represents a fundamental and irreconcilable conflict of interest between the tobacco industry’s interests and public health policy – and is drawing international scrutiny and compromising international law.

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