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All Children Thriving - South Africa

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This challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives.  The ultimate goal of this challenge is to determine what packages of interventions should be delivered to which group of individuals at what point in their life cycle to reduce the burden of fetal growth impairment and preterm birth, stunted postnatal growth, and impaired cognitive development.

This challenge joins the All Children Thriving platform, which links Grand Challenges programs targeting healthy birth, growth, and development, including the global programs Saving Brains and Saving Lives at Birth and a set of four new programs launched concurrently. These new programs are Grand Challenges Brazil: All Children Thriving; Grand Challenges India: All Children Thriving; Grand Challenges South Africa: All Children Thriving; and Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (a global program with awards to investigators in low- and middle-income countries).


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