Save the Children receives $40 million for Saving Newborn Lives program

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recognizing that nearly 2 million newborns could be saved each year by making basic care more accessible to mothers in developing countries, Save the Children is pleased to announce the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s new five-year grant of $40 million to its Saving Newborn Lives program.

Since 2000, Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program has worked with governments and partners to develop and support the adoption of affordable and effective ways to improve newborn health and survival in many of the poorest countries in the world. During that time, substantial progress has been made towards clearly defining the major causes of newborn deaths and documenting what can be done to address those causes in countries where the need is greatest.

The new grant will enable Save the Children to demonstrate that proven solutions can be effectively delivered at large scale within the context of existing health programs.

Source: Save the Children (link opens in a new window)

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