Two young adult visitors examine a reinvented toilet on display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

What’s next

What if new seeds could help farmers in Africa grow 30% more food?

What if the 3.5 billion people without a flush toilet could turn their human waste into fertilizer and drinking water?

What if women had access to a once-a-month contraceptive pill?

All of these innovations are in the works by our incredible partners and grantees.

Learn about exciting new projects we’re supporting, some based on cutting-edge science and others super low-tech and low-cost. In a few years, any one of them could be making life better for millions of people around the world—especially women and girls.