The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway
(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
8th annual DevelopmentxChange event for Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The event brings together our current innovators, as well as promising candidates for the Round 8 awards. This year, our program received an
impressive set of nearly 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 the last 7 years, we have sourced
and supported 115 distinct innovations and seen many of our recipients receive
global recognition and accolades for the impact they have achieved. We invite you to
Washington, D.C. on July 26 to meet our inspiring innovators; they are some of the
most cutting-edge innovators in the sphere of maternal and newborn health.
Event Activities 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 competing finalists and current grantees.
- Network with experts, partners, current Saving Lives at Birth grantees, and the Saving Lives at Birth Round 8 finalists during our reception.
Mark your calendars! An invitation and link to register will follow in May.