CUGH hosts webinar with USAID April 14, 2011


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  • Innovative solutions in any of the following areas:Ways that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be used to improve health and healthcare delivery in rural areasHealth technologies adapted for use in rural, low-resource settings (e.g. low cost devices for emergency newborn care) Incentives aimed at household behaviors or used to recruit/train/retain community healthcare workers Mechanisms to improve referral and transportation of mothers with complications and sick newbornsMass communication methods targeting individual and collective behaviors and attempting to shift social norms
  • CUGH hosts webinar with USAID April 14, 2011

    1. 1. Call with the Consortium for Global Health<br />April 14, 2011<br />Wendy TaylorSenior Advisor, Innovative FinanceUSAID<br />
    2. 2. The Problem<br />A woman dies <br />from childbirth <br />every 2 minutes<br /><ul><li>The onset of labor marks start of high-risk period for mother and baby until at least 48 hours after birth. Each year –
    3. 3. 150,000 maternal deaths
    4. 4. 1.6 million neonatal deaths
    5. 5. 1.2 million stillbirths
    6. 6. Majority of deaths in low and middle income countries – less than half of these mothers deliver in hospitals</li></li></ul><li>The Saving Lives at Birth Partnership<br />CHALLENGE<br />To develop groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the time of birth<br />This partnership will spark revolutionary advances that can dramatically reduce maternal and newborn deaths around the world. <br />- Secretary Hillary Clinton<br />
    7. 7. The Challenge<br />We seek groundbreaking ideas <br />that can LEAPFROG conventional approaches in three areas…<br />technologies.<br />Roadblock: lack of medical technologies appropriate for the community or clinic setting<br />Target: bold ideas for science and technology advances that prevent, detect or treat maternal and newborn problems at the time of birth. <br />service delivery.<br />Roadblock: too few trained, motivated, equipped and properly located health staff and caregivers<br />Target: bold ideas for new approaches to high-quality care at the time of birth<br />demand.<br />Roadblock: mothers in resource-poor settings often lack information about services they need, what they can do, and benefits from accessing health care or adopting healthy behaviors.<br />Target: bold ideas for empowering and engaging pregnant women and their families<br />
    8. 8. What We’re Looking For<br />Be"off the beaten track, ”daring in premise, and CLEARLY DIFFERENTIATED from standard practice<br />Enhance uptake, acceptability and provide for SUSTAINED USE of service<br />Enable or provide for LOW-COST solutions<br />Have a strong likelihood of achieving a SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT on one or more important adverse maternal, fetal, or neonatal health conditions<br />Be SCALABLE in resource-poor settings <br />Be able to be MONITORED, MEASURED and EVALUATED<br />SOLUTIONS SHOULD<br />
    9. 9. Funding<br />GRANTS<br />$14M to support grants in the first round<br /><ul><li>SEED GRANTS to demonstrate proof of concept
    10. 10. Funding: $250K
    11. 11. Length of Award: Up to 2 years
    12. 12. Number of Awards: Up to 25
    13. 13. TRANSITION GRANTS to transition successful innovations toward scale up
    14. 14. Funding: $2Million
    15. 15. Length of Award: Up to 4years
    16. 16. Number of Awards: Up to 5</li></ul>$50M to support multiple rounds over 5 years<br />
    17. 17. Timeline<br />7<br />Application Period<br />Award Negotiation<br />
    18. 18. Time and again, specific scientific, technological and operational breakthroughs have transformed insurmountable development challenges into solvable problems.<br />- Administrator Rajiv Shah, USAID<br />APPLICATIONS <br />DUE: <br />May 6, 2011<br /><br />