Round 8 focuses on transition to scale—a crucial element in achieving many of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Transition to scale funding assists in kickstarting scale and sustainability initiatives, with a proven impact on global health. Click here to learn from our recent interview with two innovators—Bempu (India) and Simprints (UK)—who have received follow-on funding from Saving Lives at Birth and are now transitioning to scale.
Over the last seven years, Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) has established an expansive pipeline of maternal and neonatal health innovations, supporting 116 unique devices, diagnostics, nutrients, and cross-cutting approaches from around the world. In its eighth call for solutions, there is an increased focus on advancing the most successful and transformational innovations as they transition to scale. We recognize that whilefunding can be catalytic, there are many other barriers and drivers to success that influence an innovation’s path to scale and impact.
Ilyse Stempler COO of Open Development, a Round 6 Saving Lives at Birth grantee, shares her experience participating in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Eight years ago, Dr. Thomas Burke, a physician from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, was approached by the leaders of a multi-donor trust fund in South Sudan. He was tasked to come up with an innovative way to address emergency health conditions at the community level.
Six years ago, clinical neonatologist Donna Brezinski was taking care of a set of jaundiced twins in a small community hospital in northeastern Massachusetts.
Originally posted on JSI's The Pump New technologies and innovations are quickly changing the way we approach maternal and newborn health promotion, prevention, and treatment.
Written by: Laura Sampath, VentureWell Cross-posted: VentureWellYou’re smart, you’re aware of the challenges in global health, and you might even have an idea for a new technology that could address a need. Take a look at these six tips for global health innovators—they may help you plan out your next steps with greater clarity.