Blog Post Highlights 10th Grand Challenges Meeting
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Celebrating Ten Years of Grand Challenges
Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights the 10th annual Grand Challenges meeting happening this week. He writes, “[The Gates Foundation] will welcome more than 1,000 scientists and partners to celebrate the 10th anniversary, reflect on what’s been accomplished, and issue new challenges to address some of the biggest problems in global health. In 2003, Grand Challenges in Global Health was created to drive innovation and test novel solutions for health problems that disproportionately affect the world’s poor — a population that, historically, has not benefited from innovations in health…” (10/6).