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5 Wearable & Sensor Devices that Save Lives

Finding solutions to maternal and newborn mortality is a challenge that is both simple and complex. Simple because we know most direct causes of death. For example, we know that too many mothers die from postpartum hemorrhage, and preterm newborns often die because of infection. The complexity comes when we try to answer these questions for program implementation

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Innovation for an Interconnected Laboratory System

The Grand Challenges Explorations program is seeking new ideas that can improve the performance of the interconnected diagnostic system, enabling proof of concept work, demonstrating the feasibility of a new innovation.

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Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact - Shedding New Light on Child Brain Development

Given the incredible scientific advances we read about every day in field after field, it’s stunning how little we know about certain things. One of the fields where we have the most to learn is brain development. Dr. Clare Elwell, a professor of medical physics at University College London, has an idea that may help open up this black box around babies’ brains—and, eventually, start driving down the number of children who are cognitively impaired.

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Innovation: Everything Old is New Again

When we think about scientific innovation, we tend to imagine the future: new drugs, ground-breaking methods, technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible. But good researchers don’t just look forward; they also reach into the past for inspiration—sometimes centuries into the past. That’s exactly what Dr. Miguel Prudêncio and his colleagues at Lisbon’s Instituto de Medicina Molecular are doing to create a approach to malaria vaccine development: they’re taking their cue from the very first vaccine.

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Learning Across Geographies: Common Challenges and Innovative Approaches to Save Mothers and Babies

A community of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) practitioners gathered to share what’s worked in the field, how, and why. Read about how they created a marketplace of strategies and identified new approaches to adapt to their own settings.

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