WGHF Awards $170,000 to Two Local Nonprofits

December 13, 2012

Washington Global Health Fund awards $170,000 to two local nonprofits to accelerate production of technologies for the world’s poor

Seattle, December 13, 2012—Washington Global Health Fund (WGHF) awards grants to BURN Design Lab ($120,000) and PRONTO International ($50,000).

BURN Design Lab (BDL) received $120,000 to manufacture high-quality biomass cookstoves in Kenya and East Africa. The grant will be used to redesign their high-efficiency charcoal cookstove to meet a lower price point for the end user while stimulating the creation of five jobs in Washington.

WGHF awarded PRONTO International $50,000 to stimulate production of their in-demand PRONTOPack™, an essential kit for conducting high-fidelity, low-cost simulation and team trainings for obstetric and neonatal emergencies around the world. Funds come at a critical time for PRONTO as they prepare the PRONTOPack™ for broader launch at May’s 2013 Women Deliver Conference. Funds will initially support the salary of one staff member in Washington state and the production of the PRONTOPack™.

Learn more at the WGHF website.