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35 New Africa Based Projects Awarded Grand Challenges Funding

5 July 2018

The US$100,000 exploration grants by the Gates Foundation seek bold solutions to pressing problems. Grand challenges sets out to fund high risk, high reward projects that address critical challenges in global health and development. So, while many of these project may ultimately fail,  only a handful need to succeed to dramatically change and improve lives. Those that show promise can win additional funding of US$1 million.

The call focused on three Grand Challenges: mental health of young mothers, more efficient vaccination regimes, and integrated diagnostics systems. Read more about the winners.

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