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Adding to the Innovation Ecosystem: Announcing Five New Grand Challenges Calls

This month, we are announcing five new challenges that collectively provide some perspective on the scale and scope of our ambitions. We started Grand Challenges almost 15 years ago to encourage people with big ideas to concentrate on the problems that prevent the poorest from thriving. We invite you to apply to one of the challenges and join us.

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Innovation: Understanding Global Differences in Human Milk Nutrients

Lindsay Allen, the Director of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California, might know more about vitamin B-12 deficiency than anyone in the world. By now there’s not much in the study of B-12 that surprises her. But Dr. Allen says that when she was researching infant nutrition in Guatemala – and figured out that half of the babies in her study got virtually no vitamin B-12 from their mothers’ milk – the discovery “freaked me out.” She immediately turned her attention studying breast milk. And the Gates Foundation is supporting her as she works to make sure that every child gets the best nutrition possible, right from birth.

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Maternal Immunization: Partners Convene to Align on Way Forward

Partners gathered in Berlin, Germany earlier this year to better understand the challenges, knowledge gaps and potential impact of maternal immunization.

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Be Bold: How Gavi Will Immunise Another 300 Million Children

Now that donors have fully funded Gavi, we need bold action to ensure vaccines reach the children that need them most.

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Connection Through Captivation: The Art of Vaccines

Some of the world’s leading artists show how vaccines have transformed the world.

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