Innovation challenge to cut childbirth deaths launched

Innovation challenge to cut childbirth deaths launched

Mićo Tatalović, Science and Development Network

New approaches to cutting the number of deaths during childbirth in developing countries will be targeted by a US$50 million fund launched last week (9 March).

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development was announced in Washington DC, United States, by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada and the World Bank.

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