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Grand Challenges Africa To Fund Research Aimed At Improving Maternal, Newborn Health

The Guardian: Innovations fund aims to save women and newborn babies in Africa
“Public health experts in East Africa have hailed an initiative that will fund research on the continent in the hope of fostering African innovation. The $7m (£5.7m) Grand Challenges Africa innovation seed grants program — funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the NEPAD Agency Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) — is calling for ideas from Africa-based innovators working in maternal and newborn child health…” (Kavuma, 11/23).