A world that prioritizes women’s health
These outcomes have far-reaching positive impacts on families, communities, and economies, extending for years to come.
AI ultrasounds, single-dose HPV vaccines, and next-generation contraceptives, play a pivotal role in empowering women to reach their full potential.
AI that centers equity and accelerates progress
By almost all estimations, rapid advances in AI will make transformative changes across societies and economies with the potential to fundamentally alter the way people communicate, work, learn, and improve their well-being. These are early days in the development of AI, and our focus on access and equity is fundamental to our current and future work with artificial intelligence.
Great ideas come from everywhere
Since the beginning, Grand Challenges, the foundation's flagship R&D grantmaking program, celebrates its 20th anniversary this October at its annual meeting in Dakar, Senegal. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates created the initiative in 2003 to encourage more brilliant scientists to think ambitiously about solving global health crises.