In its eight rounds, Saving Lives at Birth received nearly 3500 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 are 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.  

Each of the innovations has the potential to dramatically reduce maternal and neonatal deaths at the community level and together, as a collective whole, this community of innovators will catalyze substantial and sustainable progress to address this Grand Challenge for Development.


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