In its first two rounds, Saving Lives at Birth received over 1100 ideas to answer the call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities. Through a rigorous review process, the most promising innovations were selected for award.
The innovators come from a range of organizations - including non-profits, faith-based organizations, universities, and private enterprises – and from all over the world - such as Australia, Kenya, Pakistan, Canada, Nigeria, and the United States. Many work in partnerships that bring together diverse expertise. These partnerships foster creative and sustainable solutions that span science and technology, service delivery, and demand creation.