The Bill Gates Grand Challenges in Global Health Program's latest initiative invites participates to redesign the prototypical condom. The Gates Foundation has a particular interest in concepts that will make the contraceptives more appealing to the public, spreading their usage throughout the world.
This competition is open to the public. Whoever takes home the award will be provided with $100,000, making the contest all the more worthwhile.
The Gates Foundation has posted potential ideas for participants to take from. Among those listed are packaging updates and facets that can decrease cultural apprehensions regarding condom usage. No matter the winner, the event is sparking debate on a topic that could decreased health risks and unplanned pregnancies.