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Led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Challenge Initiative is a “business unusual” platform that empowers local governments to rapidly and sustainably scale best-practice health interventions to benefit urban poor communities.

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Gates Institute Awarded Two Grants Totaling $71.3 Million to Scale Up Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions Across 170 Cities Worldwide

Gates Institute Awarded Two Grants Totaling $71.3 Million to Scale Up Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions Across 170 Cities Worldwide

The awards expand the reach of The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global platform that supports the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls living in poor urban communities in Africa and Asia.

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