A review of the Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Program was conducted by a panel chaired by Dr John Lynam between September-December, 2010. This 2nd Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Program (SSA-CP) External Review report was submitted to the interim Independent Science and Partnership Council (iISPC) and the Fund Office on December 21st, 2010. The report makes only one recommendation: The panel recommends an extension of the research
phase of the SSA-CP for at least another two years but within the context of some key revisions to the research plan. This report was presented and discussed at the 4th Fund Council meeting in April 2011.