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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 6 Opened

  • Aug 18, 2010

In the sixth round of Grand Challenges Explorations, projects were invited that targeted the following topics: protection against infectious diseases, new contraceptive technologies, curing HIV infection, low-cost cell phone applications for global health, eradicating poliovirus, new technologies to improve maternal and infant health, and next generation sanitation technologies.

The addition of a global development project – sanitation technologies -- highlights the integrated approach the foundation takes toward health in developing countries. Improved sanitation is essential to reducing water-borne illnesses and has profound economic, educational, and social benefits.

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