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Cristina Gallardo asks Abdallah Daar, the former adviser to Bill Gates on grand challenges, what the UK government should consider when creating its own fund.

You’ve worked on grand challenges programmes for more than a decade. What have you learned?

It’s a very powerful approach. It’s exciting and efficient, and leads to ideas that nobody had thought of before. You see impact quite early on. Global health has been transformed by these programmes.

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