The U.S. Agency for International Development and its partners are again calling for innovative and transformative ideas targeting pregnant women and newborns in poor communities around the world.
USAID launched on Wednesday (Feb. 22) the second round of the “Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development.” This year, the U.K. Department for International Development will be joining USAID, the Norwegian government, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada in the initiative.
The partners aim to invest at least $50 million in “groundbeaking” and sustainable projects that cut across the domains of science and technology, service delivery, and demand-side innovation. They anticipate awarding 25 seed grants and five transition-to-scale grants this year.
The deadline for applications is on April 2.
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