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Saving Lives at Birth – Grants Nominated

  • Jul 13, 2011

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development announced 19 finalists for seed grants of up to $250,000. Among the nominated projects were an aerosol spray form of oxytocin – easily-administered and not requiring refrigeration – to prevent post-partum hemorrhage, a low-cost device (invented by an Argentinian car mechanic) to replace forceps and vacuum for simpler and safer assisted vaginal delivery, and a financially sustainable model by which local governments and private taxi drivers could partner to guarantee pregnant women access to routine and emergency care.


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