October 13, 2014 / Dipika Ailani
We want to better understand the impact of poor sanitation on women and children and the role women play in sanitation investments, decisions, and expenses at a household level.
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October 08, 2014 / Steven Buchsbaum
In-depth descriptions of three new Grand Challenges are available online; the application period opens November 4 and will remain open until January 2015.
October 06, 2014 / Gary Darmstadt, Sarah Henry, Luca Passerini
Our first Grand Challenge on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment signals a more concerted push to put women and girls at the center of our work.
October 06, 2014 / Trevor Mundel
The Grand Challenges community isn’t just open to scientists. It is open to everyone because we want to encourage new ways of thinking about the biggest challenges, irrespective of credentials or expertise.
October 04, 2014 / Peter Singer
The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative has established the legitimacy, indeed the necessity, of science and innovation in global health.
"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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