Clune, Karen (GH/AA/GHI)
Join us for our #SavingLivesRd5 Twitter chat on Feb. 12!Where is maternal and newborn health innovation heading?Join us on Thursday, February 12th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST to find out! To help us kick off our fifth round of Saving Lives at Birth, we will be hosting a Twitter chat with experts and current grantees to discuss the future of innovation and how it can save lives at birth. How to participate:
Vinesh Kapil
“Oh no, we are never closed.” With a shake of his head and a small smile, the sole doctor at the NdekaCommunity Health Clinic, two hours outside of Blantyre, stood in the doorway of a small, brightly painted room, describing the clinic’s operations to a group of fascinated innovators. The two rooms the doctor had shown us housed all of the beds in the clinic- a total of 7.  Another 200 patients will be seen by the doctor that day. Between him and four other nurse-midwives, they are responsible for all clinic operations and care, day-in, day-out, for 365 days a year. 
By Jessica Contrera    Cross-posted from The Washington Post, Nov. 9 “YOU can help save lives!” the e-mail blast said. “Only 60 slots available.”
By:  Rachel Whelan, Project Manager for Saving Lives at Birth project at Brigham & Women's Hospital in collaboration with the Projahnmo group - a partnership with Johns Hopkins University, ICDDR,B, Shimanik NGO and the Bangladesh MOH
Taylor, Wendy (GH/AA/GHI)
Ten years ago, the Gates Foundation launched the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, calling the world’s attention to the potential of science and innovation to advance solutions to some of the biggest problems in the developing world.
By Maria Oden Cross-posted on the Healthy Newborn Network on October 3, 2014  
By Donna Brezinski Cross-posted from the Healthy Newborn Network on October 1, 2014 
By: Ted Leventhal, NCIIA As the video opens, we see a mouse emerge from a hole, trot across the floor and come upon a traditional spring-loaded mousetrap with an outsized piece of cheese for bait. The mouse nibbles away contentedly, oblivious to any danger. Karen Carpenter sings: “Such a feelin's comin' over me/ There is wonder in most everything I see/ Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes/And I won't be surprised if it's a dream….”
By Ted Leventhal After a midmorning break, as participants returned to their seats with second and third cups of coffee, instructor James Barlow again greeted them with a mysterious challenge.All were told to stand and take one blank envelope from grinning NCIIA staff, then open it and quickly read the brief piece of text inside:“Maximum performance is the result of laser like focus, adopting a fizzy of certainty and operating from perceptions that guide us towards the achievement of our desired outcomes.”