Telepreventive Medicine as the Grand Challenge
CALL FOR IDEAS: Identifying Grand Challenges in Global Health 2003 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, has established an initiative to support scientific and technological research that addresses Grand Challenges in Global Health. The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, led by an international Scientific Board, seeks the participation of the global scientific community in articulating the "Grand Challenges" for scientific exploration that will ultimately increase research attention to the most critical health problems in the developing world. Although there are enormous challenges that relate to poverty, access to health interventions, and delivery systems in developing countries, this initiative is focused on the grand scientific and technological research challenges in health. After approval of the full list of selected Grand Challenges by the Scientific Board in August, 2003, the list will be widely published and advertised to solicit research grant proposals from the global research community for funding by the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. The Scientific Board intends to conduct an entirely open competition for research funding, with no advantages accorded to those whose ideas are selected as Grand Challenges.