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Gates Foundation Deputy Director Reflects On Impact Of Grand Challenges Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Reflecting Back on a Grand Decade of Innovation
Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of Discovery & Translational Sciences in the Global Health Program at the Gates Foundation, reflects on the foundation’s Grand Challenges initiative. Buchsbaum writes, “In 2018 and beyond, Grand Challenges is set to continue its central role in the foundation’s philanthropic portfolio. … I feel confident that the initiative’s smart approach of combining scientific innovation with the social science context will continue to prove hugely beneficial in the collective effort to tackle our greatest global health and development challenges” (8/27).