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Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces its Seventh Annual DevelopmentXChange

Grand Challenge for Development
Posted on: 25 Jul 17

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

What: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development's seventh annual DevelopmentXChange:

The DevelopmentXChange challenges global problem-solvers to harness the power of ingenuity to develop and scale transformational solutions to improve maternal and newborn survival in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the world. Fifty-three of the brightest innovators from across the globe will come together to present their groundbreaking solutions that have the potential to drastically reduce maternal and newborn mortality.

After a rigorous multi-month review process and a review of more than 550 applicants, the fifty-three selected finalists will join over 50 Saving Lives at Birth grantees to take part in:

The Annual Pitch Competition to pitch innovative ideas to investors and potential partners

Curated 1:1 partnering and mentoring meetings

The open innovation Marketplace filled with the most cutting-edge maternal and newborn life-saving innovations

Who: 53 global entrepreneurs will compete for award. To learn more about our finalists, please click here (

Other attendees include existing Saving Lives at Birth innovators; program partners; collaborators, mentors, and global health practitioners.

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017

11:30- 4:00 pm: Pitch Competition

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Marketplace and Networking Reception

5:30 pm*: Announcement of Award Nominees *

Register here (


Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

For additional information:

USAID Press Office:
Grand Challenges Canada:
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad):
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development is a global call for groundbreaking, scalable solutions to infant and maternal mortality around the time of birth. The program leverages the collective resources of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), UK's Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Launched in 2011, Saving Lives at Birth is currently in its seventh award round. To date, the Partners have funded 107 innovative tools and approaches, aiming to address the 303,000 maternal deaths, 2.7 million neo-natal deaths, and 2.6 million stillbirths that occur each year.

To learn more about the finalists' innovations, please go to:

Editor's Details

Mike Wood

Last updated on: 25/07/2017

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