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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development announced 17 new award nominees in its fifth global call for groundbreaking solutions to protect mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. Between July 21- 22, 2015, the 53 finalists participated in the final stage of the competition at the annual DevelopmentXChange in Washington, D.C., which serves as a launching pad for innovators and new grantees to network, collaborate, learn and forge partnerships to help develop and scale the next transformational innovations in childbirth. The two-day DevelopmentXChange also included a pitch competition featuring 14 diverse innovations from the existing portfolio that are showing great promise for partnership and further investment.

Impact Blog

President Obama’s Power Africa initiative aims to help private sector partners realize their potential in scaling affordable energy access to remote communities who live beyond the grid-- a key ingredient for spurring economic growth.

This week, President Obama travels to Africa to see how U.S. development efforts have helped transform communities. USAID helped deliver this change, but our results aren’t just numbers. The people behind our work--more than any statistic--reflect the meaning of our progress.

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Last updated: July 23, 2015

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