The goal of this program is to find the tools and approaches to help mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. We seek groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery. This is the period when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur and the population that has been the most difficult to reach.
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CLOSEDFeb 29, 2016Deadline
Up to $250,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 1: Ideation, Stage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus AreasMaternal Newborn and Child Health (Health)

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of FundsWe seek innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation that empowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of, and access, health care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postnatal period, especially, especially the first two days after birth.

Past Funded Innovations Of Saving Lives at Birth (Round 6)

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