November 15, 2016 / Steven Buchsbaum, Rebekah Neal
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November 08, 2016 / Trevor Mundel
Let’s face it: nobody really enjoys conferences. In theory, they give spread-out communities a chance to come together and engage in fierce debates and trenchant learning about important issues. But practice doesn’t always match the theory. Last week in
London at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, however, it did.
October 10, 2016 / Trevor Mundel
Chances are you’ve never heard of onchocerciasis. Sometimes it’s known by the nickname “river blindness,” but you’ve probably never heard of that, either. Unfortunately, almost 40 million people suffer from it.
May 03, 2016 / Steven Buchsbaum, Kedest Tesfagiorgis
The Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners hope to inspire a large global network of initiatives designed to foster innovation to improve the lives of the poorest people in the world.
March 08, 2016 / Steven Buchsbaum, Thomas Kariuki
The goal of Grand Challenges Africa, the brand new initiative that we represent and that hosted the panel, is to help innovators from across the continent lead bold and dream big.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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