Two Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health proposals are among the highest-scoring proposals — designated as the Top 100 — in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges.
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (Gates Institute) submitted for consideration The Challenge Initiative (TCI) for Healthy Cities, which provides local governments and cities in urban areas of Africa and Asia with approaches to rapidly and sustainably scale impactful family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health solutions for those living in poverty. The Gates Institute is based at the Bloomberg School. Read more.
- The Center for Communication Programs (CCP) submitted for consideration “Let There Be Sight: Solving the Eyeglass Problem in Africa“, a proposal that would create community vision centers providing eye exams and prescription eyeglasses in four African countries. Outreach workers would be trained — in a single day — to use an ultra-portable kit from USee to conduct onsite eye exams, determine a prescription, and dispense custom prescription glasses in minutes to remote communities. CCP is based at the Bloomberg School. Read more.
MacArthur’s Top 100 represent the top 21 percent of competition submissions. Each proposal was evaluated using four criteria: impactful, evidence-based, feasible, and durable. MacArthur’s Board of Directors will select up to 10 finalists from these high-scoring proposals this spring.
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