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Oktoberfest for Scientists: Previewing the Berlin Grand Challenges Meeting

GC Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin pre-opening blog.

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Reflecting Back on a Grand Decade of Innovation

Nearly fifteen years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched Grand Challenges—a landmark initiative to fund promising early-stage scientific innovations that could prevent, treat and cure diseases in the developing world.

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Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Page Family are launching this grand challenge during the centenary year of the 1918 flu pandemic, with the goal of identifying novel, transformative concepts that would lead to development of a truly universal flu vaccine.

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Grand Challenges: Fueling Innovation in Global Health and Development

Nearly fifteen years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched Grand Challenges—a landmark initiative to fund promising early-stage scientific innovations that could prevent, treat and cure diseases in the developing world. As part of the launch of Grand Challenges, we, along with partners at the Wellcome Trust, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institute of Health Research, invested nearly half a billion dollars to kickstart 44 ambitious projects. In the more than a decade that has followed the initial 2005 investments, Grand Challenges has expanded to represent a growing network of independent, but collaborating, national Grand Challenge programs with investments in 87 countries.

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Looking for Bold New Partners to Join the Fight Against Malnutrition

Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: poor nutrition is an underlying cause of nearly half of child deaths, and leads to stunted development in 155 million children each year.

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