Microsoft founder Bill Gates has offered a $1 million reward to anyone who can create the ‘next generation condom’.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are offering to pay $100,000 in start-up costs to an inventor who modernises the “life-saving tool”, while promising to provide further funding of up to $1 million.
The search was launched as part of the foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health research initiative.
It is hoped that a new condom will lead to substantial benefits for global including the prevention of disease as well as improving contraception rates.
Multi charity coalition IF claims that tackling the 'corporation tax gap' by multinational companies could help developing countries to raise enough revenue every day to save the lives of 230 children under five.
We should be proud of the great strides we are taking as a world to reduce poverty and tackle infectious diseases, but it is still the reality that more people die each year from hunger than from Aids, malaria and TB combined.
In a world where there is enough food for everyone, this is nothing short of a scandal.
We need a concerted effort from governments, civil society and philanthropists to tackle the root causes of this problem and together build a world where no child has to go hungry.
Despite there being enough food in the world to feed everyone, one in eight women, men and children go to bed hungry every night.
A report from charity coalition IF, which aims to combat world hunger and poverty, claims that nearly 940 million young people will see their life chances permanently damaged by the impact of childhood hunger by 2025.
The coalition is made up of a hundred British charities, backing the campaign to put an end to world hunger.