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Bold Ideas for Big Shifts in Global Health

For the past six years we’ve made Grand Challenges Explorations grants to fund scientific work on unproven ideas that could potentially be ground breaking in solving major global health and development problems. Today, we are announcing the Phase I winners in the 12th round of these innovative grants and three phase II winners.

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The Wisdom of a Fridge: Insight into creative problem solving for immunization

On a recent grantee visit to a high-tech startup company that makes vaccine refrigerators in rural Wales, it struck me that almost all of our work in immunization—and maybe even all of our work in global development and health—comes together in the cold chain for vaccines, specifically the refrigerator. I know – an audacious statement. Where’s the data? Let me explain.

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Can Measurement Inspire Change for Women and Children?

Inequity in healthcare cannot be addressed without measurement

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Join Our Call to Make Women Matter

Passionate women and girls are fighting to create a more positive future. From heads of state to midwives in remote villages, they are refusing to accept the status quo, refusing to keep quiet and refusing to accept inequality.

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5 Inspiring People Living With Polio

A look at five people living with polio in America and around the world—and why their work to end polio is at a crucial moment.

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