Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Grand Challenges in Global Health / Gates Foundation

Just making sure you are following Gates’ latest Grand Challenge round. Of particular interest might be their sanitation challenge this year:

Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies

[[The goal of this topic is to generate original and innovative ideas for technologies to support sustainable sanitation services for the excreta of billions of people who are not served by centralized, waterborne sanitation. We are looking for innovations in non-conventional technologies with potential to be adopted due to their affordability, durability, convenience, aesthetic design, and effectiveness. Innovations that leverage nutrient capture, energy reuse or industrial usage may make sense as a means of adding income or reducing costs in the sanitation service delivery chain.]]

Here are the rest of challenges, including the polio eradication challenge which links polio to safe water and sanitation:


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