Global Health Grand Challenges

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Our ability to seed, nurture, and spread innovation
determines the pace of progress in global health.

Through Grand Challenge programs, the brightest minds around the world are tackling global health problems head on, thinking of innovative, creative, and multi-disciplinary ways to address age-old challenges in health.

Since 2011, USAID and its partners have cultivated a pipeline of over 150 innovations and supported them on their path to deliver health impact--from improved maternal and newborn health to enhanced outbreak response for diseases like Ebola and Zika to strengthened health supply chains.

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Saving Lives at Birth

Saving Lives at Birth seeks to identify and scale groundbreaking approaches to save the lives of mothers and newborns around the time of birth.

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Fighting Ebola

Fighting Ebola invested in novel solutions to address barriers faced by healthcare workers and their patients in the West Africa Ebola epidemic response.

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Combating Zika and Future Threats

Combating Zika and Future Threats aims to develop solutions to fight Zika and improve our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future disease outbreaks.

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Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains

Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains seeks transformative solutions to overcome key roadblocks to availability of essential medicines and supplies.

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Last updated: October 02, 2017

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