The 2023 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting will take place in Dakar, Senegal, curated by the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD), and focused on the healthcare space.

Epidemic threats are increasing in their frequency, intensity, and severity – yet the world remains woefully exposed and unprepared. Grand Challenges Senegal is soliciting its first round of proposals from innovators working across Africa and African scientists in the diaspora on interventions to enhance epidemic intelligence, surveillance, and outbreak response.

Initiatives fostering innovation in this area will be financially supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the Government of Senegal.

Grant applications may be submitted in English, French or Wolof until January 31, 2023, here.