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Press Release: 77 Innovations That Could Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A global call for innovations that have the potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns at the time of birth elicited more than 600 submissions from all over the world including the United States, Canada and low-and middle-income countries. After much review, the field has been narrowed down to 77 innovators that show the most potential to meet the call for Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. 

Press Statement: Global Call Elicits More Than 600 Innovative Ways to Save Lives at Birth

Washington, D.C.— Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, submitted a call to the global community for innovative prevention and treatment approaches that will benefit pregnant women and newborns in rural, low resource settings around the time of birth. The request resulted in one of the largest pools of applicants ever for a USAID competition.

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Saving Lives at Birth Press Release

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Washington, D.C.—Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, was launched today to seek innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings.  This partnership leverages the collective resources of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank. Partners expect to provide nearly $14 million for this grant program’s first round of funding.