Saving Lives At Birth: Join the Discussion on Sustainable Change Through Innovation

How can we create game-changing and sustainable social and behavior change through innovation?

Join Saving Lives at Birth and the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative for a two-day discussion around this topic. Moderators Emily Hillman (USAID) and Hope Hempstone (USAID) will pose as well as answer questions around how social and behavior change communication (SBCC) innovation relates to maternal and newborn health (MNH).

savinglivesatbirthdiscussionShare your best examples, brainstorm ideas for new SBCC innovations for MNH and learn about how Saving Lives at Birth can help to advance your ideas for potentially groundbreaking and transformational SBCC innovations and practices. The discussion will begin on February 18 at 9am EST and will run through February 19 at 5pm EST.

Joining the discussion is simple:
  • Register for a free account on the Springboard for Health Communication website
  • Join the discussion board
  • Ask your SBCC questions and/or provide your insights from February 18 at 9am EST through February 19 at 5pm EST
  • Showcase your participation online through your social media accounts tagging @GCDSavingLives and @HealthCommCap

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development is currently in its open application period for its sixth call for groundbreaking, sustainable innovations to save the lives of mothers and newborns in the hardest to reach corners of the world. The Partnership – the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) – invites global problem solvers to answer their call. Over the past five rounds, the Challenge has funded 94 innovations to benefit 1.5 million women and newborns and saved more than 7,000 lives.

Round 6 places an increased focus on advancing the most successful and transformational innovations as they transition to scale. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2016 at 2pm EST.

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