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Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) warmly invite you to the 7th annual DevelopmentXChange event for Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The event gives us an opportunity to bring together our existing innovators, as well as promising candidates for the Round 7 awards. This year, our program received an impressive set of over 500 applications.

The DevelopmentXChange is a key feature of the Saving Lives at Birth program, bringing together a community of diverse innovators who are tackling this challenge through advancements in science and technology, innovative service delivery models, and novel demand generation approaches. Over 6 years, we have sourced and supported 107 distinct innovations and seen many of our recipients achieve global recognition and accolades. We invite you to Washington, DC, on July 27 to meet our inspiring innovators; they are some of the most cutting-edge innovators in the sphere of maternal and newborn health. For those who can join us, please register above and join us for our live Pitch Competition, our signature innovation Marketplace and a networking reception.

Of Interest

  • Watch entrepreneurs, implementers, and pioneers show how they are pushing the boundaries of innovation during our live Pitch Competition.
  • Explore our open Marketplace and learn about some of today's most cutting-edge technologies and interventions improving maternal and newborn health, from both competing finalists and current grantees.
  • Network with experts, partners, current Saving Lives at Birth grantees, and the Saving Lives at Birth Round 7 finalists during our reception.
  • Vote on your favorite finalist in the "People's Choice" Award, and find out who the winner is during the reception. Vote here.

For more information on the program and innovators, please visit You can also follow us on Twitter @GCDSavingLives for event updates, and more.

Saving Lives at Birth. A partnership of USAID, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, KOICA and UK Aid