Monthly Archives:: October 2014

The Friendship Bench – Relieving the burden of common mental disorders in Zimbabwe

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Dixon Chibanda (University of Zimbabwe) was awarded a grant under Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, for his ‘Friendship Bench Project’. The Global Mental Health program seeks to improve treatments and expand access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries.  During the recent Grand Challenges Canada Community Meeting, I was able to […]

How do we measure the value of Grand Challenges?

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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 […]