In­dian health group’s for­eign funds blocked

The Dallas Morning News - - WORLD -

NEW DELHI — The In­dian gov­ern­ment has blocked one of the coun­try’s largest non­profit pub­lic health or­ga­ni­za­tions from ac­cept­ing money from for­eign donors, in­clud­ing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion.

It was the lat­est move in an gov­ern­ment crack­down on non­govern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions that re­ceive money from out­side In­dia. More than 11,000 groups have lost their li­censes to ac­cept for­eign fi­nanc­ing since Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi took of­fice in 2014.

The pub­lic health or­ga­ni­za­tion, the Pub­lic Health Foun­da­tion of In­dia, is a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship, re­ceiv­ing fund­ing from both the gov­ern­ment and Gates Foun­da­tion.

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