This is the first call for innovations following the Challenge partners’ renewed investment of an additional $50 million to save the lives of mothers and newborns in developing countries through innovative ideas and approaches towards maternal and newborn care. The Grand Challenge is a global call for groundbreaking, scalable solutions to infant and maternal mortality around the time of birth.
The Challenge is accepting applications now until March 27:
How it works
In its first four rounds, Saving Lives at Birth received over 2000 applications from 102 countries. From this pool, the Partners identified 81 life-saving innovations with the potential for transformational change. Building on this success, the 5th round of Saving Lives at Birth will continue to provide support to awardees with an even more customized approach to ensure more innovations move through the pipeline quickly to benefit the mothers and newborns who need them most.
Achieving impact on a big scale
The Challenge seeks to achieve impact on an even greater scale by extending the reach of new and existing innovations that have demonstrated promising health outcomes, into more low-resource settings.
About the Challenge partners
The Saving Lives at Birth partnership, launched in 2011, includes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), and the U.K’s Department for International Development (DFID).