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Innovation for an Interconnected Laboratory System

The Grand Challenges Explorations program is seeking new ideas that can improve the performance of the interconnected diagnostic system, enabling proof of concept work, demonstrating the feasibility of a new innovation.

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Antimicrobial Resistance: Saving Our Medicines is Everyone’s Duty

Why would allowing wider use of a drug affect its efficiency? The answer is antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a phenomenon whereby infection-causing microbes learn to resist the drugs that are normally used to kill them. TB is one of the diseases most affected by AMR, but the list of infections and procedures made more dangerous is ever growing.

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Breathing Away: Bringing Down Child Deaths From Pneumonia

Malaria Consortium's Pneumonia Diagnostics Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working to find the best tools to detect symptoms of pneumonia in remote rural settings so that children can be properly treated.

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Helping Reduce Child Pneumonia Deaths in Cambodian Rural Communities

The Malaria Consortium's Pneumonia Diagnostics Project is taking on the challenge of reducing under-five pneumonia deaths by finding the best tools to diagnose its symptoms.

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Herding mosquitos, peanut butter antibiotics, and LEDs that guess your age – just a few of the great ideas funded in Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14

After seven years and 14 rounds of Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE), you might think we’re finding the world to be out of big, bold ideas. But the challenge of “One great idea, $100,000 to prove it” continues to strike a chord with innovators around the world. This round, we received over 1,800 applications from 109 countries presenting creative solutions to the six challenges we posed. We are pleased to announce 52 awards to researchers in 19 countries.

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