Grand Challenges Annual Meeting Allows Attendees To Work Toward Creating ‘Better Life’ For Poor People Worldwide, Gates Foundation Official Says

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Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, discusses the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, which took place last week in London. Mundel writes, “The beauty of this conference is that it really is building a community that wouldn’t exist without it. With the geographical and disciplinary diversity of the attendees — say, environmental engineers from Mauritius and developmental economists from China — many of them would never run into each other in the normal course of their lives, even though they’re chasing the same goal: a better life for the poorest people in the world…” (11/8).