Drugmakers to distribute deeply-discounted vaccines
Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline will distribute hundreds of millions of doses of pneumonia vaccines to poor countries at deeply discounted prices, paid for by donations raised by a nonprofit group and governments ordering the vaccines, The New York Times reported March 23 (see vaccine deal story).
India’s wealthy growing but not giving, study says
A new study by Bain & Co. says the number of high-net-worth individuals in India has grown at roughly 11 percent a year since 2000, possibly the fastest-pace in the world, but that charitable giving in the country totals only about 0.6 percent of gross domestic product, Reuters reported March 23 (see India philanthropy story).
British lottery jackpot goes to charity
A jackpot of over 3.6 million pounds, or $5.4 million, was donated to the charity fund of the National Lottery in Britain after the winning ticket-holder failed to claim the prize, BBC News reported March 22 (see lottery charity story).