We seek groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery. This is the period when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur and the population that has been the most difficult to reach.

Seed Fundsto support the development and validation of ideas capable of impacting health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies in low-resource settings, Validation Fundsto introduce and validate the effectiveness of innovations to reach proof-of-concept, and Transition to Scale Fundsto develop, refine, and rigoursly test the impact ofintegrated solutions that have previously measured promising health outcomes in a controlled or limited setting and have the potential to credibly scale to improve the lives of millions of pregnant women and newborns in multiple countries. Transition funding is limited to integrated solutions that unite technology, service delivery, and demand.
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CLOSEDMar 27, 2014Deadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus AreasMaternal Newborn and Child Health (Health)

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesInterventions that:

Substantially increase demand for and access to primary health interventions for women and newborns (for example, by at least 50 percent for interventions with low coverage);
Substantially improve the quality of care as measured by health outcomes; and
Improve and sustain healthy behavior.

Solutions Should

Be "off the beaten track," daring in premise, and clearly differentiated from standard practice;
Enhance uptake, acceptability and provide forsustained use(potential for sustainability as defined as cost-recovery, sustained use, and sustainable impact);
Below-costor highly cost-effective solutions;
Have a strong likelihood of achieving asubstantial impacton one or more important adverse maternal, fetal, or neonatal health conditions;
Bescalablein resource-poor settings;
Be able to bemonitored, measured and evaluated.
Planned Usage of FundsWe seek innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation thatempowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of and access health care during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period, especially the first two days after birth.

Past Funded Innovations Of Saving Lives at Birth (Round 4)

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