Public Health Grand Challenges Grants: Apply now

March 6, 2015

Does your NPHI have an innovative idea or sustainable solution to existing health challenges for pregnant women and newborns? If so, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a longtime partner in IANPHI's work, invites you to apply now for the Global Health Grand Challenge: Saving Lives at Birth. With a special focus on integrating technology, service delivery, and increasing demand for pre-natal services, this grand challenge seeks "groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery."

Global Health Grand Challenges, a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, DFID, Grand Challenges Canada, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seeks to engage the world in the quest for innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges. To date, over 90 Global Health Grand Challenges have been awarded, to 12 countries. The video below provides additional information on the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge.

More information on the Grand Challenges program, including descriptions of previous grantees and their work, is available at www.grandchallenges.comThe grant application deadline is March 27, 2015.