Poop Tanks - Grand Challenges Canada | Stars in Global Health Program

Funded by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. One of the most exciting parts of this program is the Stars in Global Health initiative which supports the best and brightest talent, in both low- and middle-income countries as well as in Canada, in their quest to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges.

In the Round 7, the Request for Proposal round, (yes, we've already made it through 6 rounds!); Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas aligned with innovative social entrepreneurial approaches that could be easily implemented in developing countries to save and improve lives. Our "Poop Tank" idea represents a novel, bold, innovative, transformational and ‘outside-the-box’ approach to health-related water and sanitation - check out the video:

Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 12–18 months to demonstrate proof of concept of the idea - funding that could ultimately change the lives of many thousands of Tanzanians. Please take a moment and vote for us here (just hit the big red button once the page loads):


There is no registration required - Anyone can watch the videos and everyone can vote. The videos are available for viewing until 1pm ET June 10, 2014 so tell your friends and get clicking! You can vote once a day. Thank you for your support!!