Indian health group’s foreign funds blocked
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.