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Grand Challenges In Global Health To Focus On Improved Assessment Tools For Malnutrition Among Children With Pneumonia, Other Illnesses

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Ideas Wanted: New Ways to Reduce Childhood Pneumonia Deaths
Rasa Izadnegahdar, a senior program officer on the pneumonia team at the Gates Foundation, writes, “…[A] primary focus of this round of Grand Challenges in Global Health is on improved tools for assessment of malnutrition in sick children. … Our hope is that by again putting the spotlight on the intersection of malnutrition and acute life-threatening illness such as pneumonia, we will encourage innovation in targeting appropriate care for sick and undernourished children” (5/4).

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