The pandemic is hampering humanitarian systems that typically address major disasters, the ability to deliver aid in person has never been more complicated. GiveDirectly has developed a method to provide direct cash assistance to 300,000 people in need in Sub-Saharan Africa using mobile and satellite technologies.
To fight COVID-19 the health community needs to mount a coordinated effort in preparing clinicians and local health workers. Project ECHO will develop a global hub of COVID-19 content and resources, empowering healthcare workers with critical knowledge and skills in 16 countries.
In the US today, Black people are two to four times more likely to be targets of police force than White people. Center for Policing Equity works with police departments and communities one city at a time, using smart data capture to fuel measurable behavior change.
Until now, human beings have been unable to design new proteins. The Institute for Protein Design will lead the protein design revolution, becoming the “Bell Labs” of the field and taking on five grand challenges that could change how drugs, vaccines and materials are made.
Plants naturally remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting it into oxygen and biomass. Salk Institute believes it can train plants to be even more productive, storing massive amounts of carbon for longer — and keeping atmospheric temperatures from rising.