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INAUGURAL FUNCTION OF GRAND CHALLENGES ANNUAL MEETING 2020

INAUGURAL FUNCTION OF GRAND CHALLENGES ANNUAL MEETING 2020

Context

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to deliver the keynote address at the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020.

Details

  • The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 to be convened virtually from 19th-21st October.
  • It brings together policymakers and scientific leaders, calls for deepened scientific collaborations in solving global health problems, with great emphasis on COVID-19 with an "India for the World" framing. World leaders, eminent scientists and researchers from across the globe will join this annual meeting to discuss key priorities for accelerating progress across the Sustainable Development Goals in the post-pandemic world and elaborate on addressing the challenges to manage COVID-19.

About  Grand Challenges

  • It was launched in 2003 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Grand Challenges in Global Health.
  • It focused on 14 major scientific challenges which could lead to key advances in preventing, treating, and curing the diseases and health conditions contributing most to global health inequity.
  • It was relaunched in 2014 as Grand Challenges, its new name reflecting its expanded scope encompassing challenges in global development.

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