The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative is a partnership dedicated to supporting scientific and technical research to solve critical health problems in the developing world. The initiative's partners are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and the Wellcome Trust.
The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative was established in 2002 as a way to galvanize and focus the scientific community to achieve scientific breakthroughs to fight diseases that kill millions of people each year in the world's poorest countries.
We were awarded a GCGH grant in 2005 to find ways to prevent or reduce the transmission of dengue viruses using the emerging tools of mosquito molecular genetics with a commitment to understanding and addressing the ethical, social, and cultural issues that would accompany such efforts.
Dr. Anthony A. James
The Project's principal investigator.