The Laerdal Foundation has launched the Saving Lives at Birth in Low-Resource Settings Program focused on practically oriented projects helping achieve the UN Sustainability Goal no 3 (that in 2015 replaced the previous MDGs 4 and 5), aiming at:
a) Reducing infant and child mortality by 2/3 from 2010 to 2030;
b) Reducing maternal deaths by 2/3 from 2010 to 2030.
• will be prioritizing projects that beyond a local impact have the potential to document long term practical value, and stimulate developments also in other regions/countries through publication of results in peer reviewed journals. Please note that projects to strengthen a local health system, will not qualify;
• prefers projects that can leverage new initiatives with support also from other sources. Practical experience of the applicant(s) to deal with the special challenges typically found in developing countries, and a strong commitment for participation also from local partners, are other factors that will be considered.
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The Board particularly welcomes applications relating to:
1. Innovative approaches to more efficient education and implementation;
2. Collaborative initiatives, such as the Helping Babies Survive and Helping Mothers Survive and Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliances;
3. Projects in developing countries and in selected focus countries: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal.
The Board expects to fund up to 20 projects per year, with up to USD 50,000 per award.
The Foundation will only cover costs directly related to the project. General institutional overhead costs will not be covered. It is important that all costs that can be covered from other sources, as well as applications submitted to other possible funding agencies, be specified on the application form.
Regular application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 each year.
For more information, visit https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/