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Grand Challenges Explorations

More Than a Tagline: Change the Perception of Aid

Tom Scott | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Tom Scott

Grand Challenges Explorations was created to tap into the ingenuity of anyone who might have an idea to help solve a complex problem. It's simple, you fill out a two page form with your idea and a chance to get $100,000 in seed funding.

Engineering a Healthy Tomorrow for the Poorest Billion

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

It is not everyday that you hear the words big Pharma, billionaires, philanthropists and eradication of diseases in the same sentence. Well, Monday, January 30th was one such spectacular day.

Cell-Phone Science

Bill Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

Most of us think of cell phones as a convenient tool to stay in touch with people. But increasingly, scientists are exploring ways to use cell phones to deliver critical health care to people in developing countries.

Great Ideas from Unexpected Places

Bill Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

I have always been interested in the scientific discoveries underlying health advances in developing countries. The benefits of such breakthroughs are substantial, with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives.