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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November 13, 2017 / Trevor Mundel
When your goal is just to reduce illness and death caused by malaria, you’re likely to focus most of your energy on Plasmodium falciparum – the deadliest and most common parasite behind the disease. But when you’re trying to end malaria for good – eradicate
it from the face of our planet – you have to tackle malaria in all its forms, including P. vivax. This presents additional challenges that require innovation.
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.
October 17, 2017 / Janna Patterson, Karlee Silver PhD, Nicole Sirivansanti
The opportunity to put a dent in maternal morbidity by facilitating stronger minds for adolescent and young mothers is substantial. You can find out more about the challenge here.
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.
"I am convinced that through the telling of stories, we discover what connects us." —Melinda Gates
"Our young people are the future. We must provide for them. We must give them the positive leadership they are asking for." —Grace Murray Hopper
"The number of people dying from AIDS has gone down by more than 20% in the last five years, to fewer than 2 million annually. Given the lives that at stake, I'm impatient enough that I'm willing to be viewed as a troublemaker by those happy with the status
quo." —Bill Gates
"I have an optimistic view of human nature. For the most part, I believe people are good, that we want to help our neighbors. I believe people want to be good citizens. When they see a problem, they want to fix it." —William H. Gates, Sr.
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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