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USAID Contributes $1.1M for Blood Lead Survey

Industry: Healthcare, Healthcare & Pharma
Economic Tag: Foreign Aid

During the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, USAID  announced a $1.1 million contribution for a survey on blood lead levels in children under five in Bangladesh. The initiative, conducted through UNICEF’s 2024 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, aims to assess the impact of lead exposure on Bangladeshi children and mobilize efforts to protect them from this toxic substance. Lead poisoning is a significant concern, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where one in two children is affected. The funding underscores the need for increased resources and action to address this neglected but preventable issue, emphasizing the vulnerability of children to lead’s adverse effects.

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