November 13, 2017 / Steven Buchsbaum
Today we announce 51 Grand Challenges Explorations awardees from 16 countries reflecting lessons learned from the past 15 years.
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October 31, 2017 / Trevor Mundel
Dr. Sara Lustigman's Grand Challenges Explorations grant involving the development of infective larvae of parasitic filarial worms through to adulthood using three-dimensional tissue modles.
June 14, 2017 / Steven Buchsbaum
Great Ideas Come from Everywhere, 28 Grand Challenges Explorations projects from 11 countries are part of today's Gates Foundation's announcement.
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.
November 18, 2015 / Ilya Jones
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.
"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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