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Innovation: Expanding the Fight Against Malaria

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.

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My Three Days at the Epicenter of Global Health Ingenuity and Transformation

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.

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Severe Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is now vaccine-preventable (at least in China)!

Severe hand foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is now vaccine-preventable, at least in China after the China Food and Drug Administration approved the world’s first (and second) vaccine against Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a major pathogen for severe hand, foot and mouth disease.

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Welcome Grand Challenges China

Grand Challenges China is the latest addition to the Grand Challenges team, an international cadre of government and private funders investing in innovation not for innovation’s sake, but rather to solve the greatest challenges facing our civilization.

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How We Review Grand Challenges Proposals

How We Review Grand Challenges Proposals

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