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Ling Wong

Title Program Officer, Global Health Discovery
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ling Wong is a program officer in the Global Health Discovery Program at the foundation. In this capacity, she leads the Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. This $150 million dollar initiative is dedicated to identifying and fostering innovators and their ideas to solve challenges in the developing world. To date, nearly 700 awards have been made in over 40 countries to explore bold new ideas. GCE is counted as one of the most successful programs for discovering and fostering innovation in the fields of global health and development. Ling obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences. While there, she developed an inhaled vaccine for tuberculosis.

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4 Years of Grand Challenges Explorations = Innovative Ideas That Keep on Giving

We are piloting new ways to identify and select innovative projects and are exploring new topics to address our priority disease areas.

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Take the Grand Challenge: What's Your Bold Idea?

Latest Grand Challenges Explorations round is open!

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Innovation Can Change the World

It takes just one person, anywhere in the world, to see a problem in a different light and be willing to take risks to change the status quo.

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Creativity + Communications + Grand Challenges Explorations = A Powerful Voice for Global Aid

Over the past few years, through the Grand Challenges Explorations program, we have called for innovations in research for global health infectious diseases such as a TB, Malaria, and HIV.

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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9: Suspending Disbelief

To kick off 2012, we are excited to announce the next Round of Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) opportunities to see your innovative ideas.

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