All Children Thriving

The All Children Thriving focuses on maternal and child undernutrition which is associated with child mortality, cognitive deficits, poor school performance, and lower adult wages and productivity.

All Child Thriving: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Grand Challenges India.

Launched in 2013, Grand Challenges India is a collaborative effort of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India; the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) ‐ a Government of India enterprise; and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grand Challenges India has rolled out two successful initiatives: ‘Achieving Healthy Growth through Agriculture and Nutrition’ and ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’ and is now launching a third, ‘All Children Thriving’. Undertaken in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the program aims to ensure that all children not only survive but are also are on a trajectory to live healthy and productive lives. The initiative will target the development of tools and holistic approaches aimed to reducing fetal growth and peterm birth, stunted postnatal growth, and impaired cognitive development,

‘All Children Thriving’ funds for seed grants are USD $500,000 for up to two years and full grants are USD $2.5 million for up to four years and focus on innovative tools and approaches that will drastically alter the public health landscape.


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Grand Challenges Canada

    Implementing NGO
    Canada | Staff size: 26-50

    Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada and we fund innovators in low- and middle-income...

  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Savings Lives at Birth

    Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

LocationIndia, South Africa, Brazil
  • Start Date 2012