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Saving Lives at Birth - Grants Nominated

  • Jul 11, 2012

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development nominated 15 innovations for awards in its second round of funding. Among the nominated projects was a simple device to cut and clamp the umbilical cord while preventing infections, which are a major cause of newborn mortality; a version of an antibiotic for rectal administration, which can be given by unskilled personnel in the home to treat otherwise lethal sepsis in newborns; and postpartum contraceptive education and training to foster adequate birth spacing, which can help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.


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