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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the President on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Commission works with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.
Founded in 1993, the Sabin Vaccine Institute is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preventing and curing infectious and neglected tropical diseases worldwide, and eliminating the tremendous human suffering they cause. Led by Dr. Peter Hotez, President of Sabin and Distinguished Research Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine, the Sabin Vaccine Institute works tirelessly to develop treatments and vaccines for the world’s poor and establish networks to ensure these treatments are effectively and efficiently delivered.
Around the world -- and even right here in the United States -- there are diseases that cause tremendous human suffering and wreak havoc on the lives of millions. Together with our network of global partners, the Sabin Vaccine Institute works tirelessly to reduce the impact of infectious and neglected tropical diseases.
Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures.
Established in 1999, The Forest Trust (formerly Tropical Forest Trust) is a non-profit international organisation seeking to address the problem of deforestation by working with companies and communities and help them trade Forest Responsible Products.
TFT does that by working in supply chains to set up traceability systems and assist producers towards sustainable forest management.
TFT member companies are committed to sourcing wood from TFT forest projects and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests. We are funded through a combination of member contributions, grants, contracts and donations.
The Centre’s mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment.
The World Agroforestry Centre is guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the CGIAR. These include poverty alleviation that entails enhanced food security and health, improved productivity with lower environmental and social costs, and resilience in the face of climate change and other external shocks.