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Interventions to Enhance Epidemic Intelligence, Surveillance, and Outbreak Response

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

Grand Challenges Senegal was launched by the Government of Senegal in October 2022 with a vision to enable the next set of breakthroughs in discoGrand 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. Grand Challenges Senegal will be no different and prioritize innovators that a) integrate across disciplines and converge solutions, b) prioritize Senegal as a setting to exemplify the work but with regional impact and potential for reach, and c) apply the very latest science into an ecosystem that is evolving into a hub for translational impact and production.

Grand Challenges Senegal has been established to: 

  • Advance life science innovation and public health in Africa;
  • Elevate the work and profile of Senegalese and African innovators in Africa and innovators among the diaspora across the globe.   
  • Deploy the Grand Challenges funding model in Africa, with a particular focus on the ECOWAS region 
  • Support the innovation pipeline from discovery to development to deployment  
  • Support existing grantees of Grand Challenges initiatives in Africa, particularly those supported by Grand Challenges Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and Grand Challenges for Development USAID.  

For more information, please visit the Grand Challenges Senegal website; to apply to this request for proposals, use the link https://grandchallenges.sn/en

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