Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New scientific discoveries can save the lives of preterm babies

The birth of preterm babies is a global challenge. These exciting new discoveries offer great promise and could help both advanced as well as developing countries such as India, which, because of its sheer size, has the largest number of preterm births of any country, develop a serious response to this issue.

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Strong Minds for Stronger Adolescent and Young Mothers

The opportunity to put a dent in maternal morbidity by facilitating stronger minds for adolescent and young mothers is substantial. You can find out more about the challenge here.

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Maternal Immunization Safety Monitoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Roadmap for Program Development

A new roadmap to increase the safety of maternal immunizations could help protect mothers and babies from vaccine-preventable, life-threatening infections.

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Harmonized Safety Monitoring of Immunization in Pregnancy- the Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy (GAIA) project

Immunization in pregnancy is a promising public health strategy to reduce illness and death among pregnant women and young infants, especially in low and middle income countries.

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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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