Humanitarian Grand Challenges will catalyze a pipeline of promising solutions to address the challenges that we face today and to be rapidly deployed against the unanticipated humanitarian challenges of tomorrow.
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As we mark World Water Week (August 23 to 28, 2015) to discuss the world’s water issues, we are faced with a few facts: technology has advanced to a point where there are more mobile devices than humans, yet 750 million people (roughly 1 in 9 people) lack access to safe water.
“An estimated 663 million people drink water from unimproved sources, and millions more drink contaminated water from improved sources.”
Ignited by Bill Gates’ spark a decade ago, the Grand Challenges model has spread to become a global movement that continues to grow.
Dr. Steven Buchsbaum is Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Program of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We use Grand Challenges to seek new knowledge or new concepts that will lead to interventions that would not otherwise have occurred or that would not have occurred as quickly without our investment. Inherent in this […]