23 December 2019

GFF and Partners Announce Winners of Innovation Awards to Save the Lives of Women, Children and Adolescents

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) today announced five awardees under the Innovation-to-Scale initiative to scale up proven innovations for the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality around and just after birth. This initiative is part of the GFF’s broader approach to innovation to improve the health and well being of women, children and adolescents.

These awards—part of the GFF’s partnership with Laerdal Global Health, a Norwegian not-for-profit company dedicated to helping save the lives of newborns and mothers—respond to increasing demand from low- and lower-middle-income countries to expand and sustain innovations that support their health and nutrition priorities by tackling critical bottlenecks to improved outcomes at scale.

Evidence-based innovative solutions can play an important role in improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents in many GFF-supported countries,” said Muhammad Pate, Director of the GFF. “We are excited to support the work of organizations that are helping save lives in some of the most difficult contexts around the world.

Five awardees:

  • Haydom Lutheran Hospital (Tanzania)
  • Addis Ababa Universities, Mekelle University, Hawassa University, Emory University, and Harvard University (Ethiopia)
  • Gradian Health Systems (Tanzania, Sierra Leone)
  • SUMMIT Institute of Development (Indonesia)
  • AMAPED (Mali)

Read the press release here.