The focus for Grand Challenges Africa is not new academic research but impactful robust solutions and products from scientific research. GC Africa builds on the previous successes of local Grand Challenges programmes and a strong base of African Grand Challenges grantees. SFA Foundation implements GC Africa in partnership with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Grand Challenges Africa is part of the Grand Challenges family of initiatives, which seeks to engage innovators from around the world to solve science, technology and innovation, health, and developmental challenges. Grand Challenges initiatives are united by their focus on fostering innovation, directing research to where it will have the most impact, and serving those most in need.
The challenge also encourages partnerships that bring together investigators from diverse organizations, including for-profit institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic and health research institutions, foundations, and civil society groups. We believe that there is no unilateral access to ideas. Today, a variety of funding partners use “Grand Challenges” to accelerate research, creating an expanding network of funding and research partnerships spanning diverse topics. The Grand Challenges family includes the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, United States Agency for International Development, Grand Challenges Brazil, Grand Challenges India, Grand Challenges South Africa, Grand Challenges Ethiopia, Grand Challenges Botswana, and Grand Challenges Africa.
Lyn Marie, 2022
Development of Targeted Transmission-Blocking Agents Against Malaria, GCA, South Africa
University of Pretoria
Naeemah Abrahams, 2022
Building the Evidence Between Gender-Based Violence and Maternal and Perinatal Health: A South African Bio-Behavioural Longitudinal Study, GCA, South Africa
South African Medical Research Council
Ozlem Tastan Bishop, 2022
SNPs, Allosteric Modulations, Dynamic Residue Networks: Combined Approaches Towards Modern Computational Drug Discovery, GCA, South Africa
Ozlem Tastan Bishop
Richard Amewu, 2022
Medicinal Chemistry Progression of Hits Identified from the MMV Pathogen Box for Malaria and Tuberculosis, GCA, Ghana
University of Ghana (UG)
Sikolia Wanyonyi, 2022
Kenya Health Information Systems and Confidential Enquiry Datasets to Analyse Facility-Based Maternal Mortality and Develop Models to Improve Quality Childbirth Care, GCA, Kenya