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Learning Across Geographies: Common Challenges and Innovative Approaches to Save Mothers and Babies

A community of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) practitioners gathered to share what’s worked in the field, how, and why. Read about how they created a marketplace of strategies and identified new approaches to adapt to their own settings.

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Innovation: Using New Tools to Develop New Solutions

If you gave a box with 400 LEGO pieces to a group of children, you’d get back some amazing creations. When the Gates Foundation, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched the Malaria Box challenge in 2012, we wanted to tap into the same kind of ingenuity. But instead of LEGOS, our box included 400 different chemical compounds that are active against the malaria parasite. And instead of castles or monsters or suspension bridges, we were building new treatments with the power to help us end malaria for good.

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Building the Grand Challenges Community

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.

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Promoting Science on Behalf of the Most Vulnerable

Today, the Gates Foundation is joining an exciting partnership with HHMI, Wellcome Trust, and the Portuguese Gulbenkian Foundation that will help dozens of scientific researchers around the world pursue whichever subjects capture their imagination. This amounts to an experiment for us. What happens when we support researchers whose general area of research aligns with our interests as a way to promote science on behalf of the poorest?

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Africa's Innovators for Africa's Challenges

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.

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