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Topics / Health Science & Technology

Innovations in science and technology can dramatically improve the health of poor people in the developing world.  We are engaging the world’s scientists to identify new ideas, to fill gaps in scientific knowledge and to create new health solutions that will result in lives saved.

 

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Indian healthcare’s innovation imperative

The authors talk about how we can ensure technological innovation while keeping socio-economic realities in mind so that it will allow India to better create and deliver healthcare solutions. The authors feel that while it is important to embrace innovation, it is also critical that innovation thinking is well grounded in the context of the social and economic evolution of the nation and its citizens.

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Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations New Wave of Awardees

Great Ideas Come from Everywhere, 28 Grand Challenges Explorations projects from 11 countries are part of today's Gates Foundation's announcement.

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From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea - Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

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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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Innovation: Taking the Neglect out of Neglected Disease

Chances are you’ve never heard of onchocerciasis. Sometimes it’s known by the nickname “river blindness,” but you’ve probably never heard of that, either. Unfortunately, almost 40 million people suffer from it.

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