The Global Financing Facility (GFF), in partnership with Laerdal Global Health and the Government of Norway, are welcoming proposals from organisations which can accelerate uptake of proven innovations to reduce newborn mortality at the time of birth and in the immediate postnatal period.
Five grants are being awarded to successful proposals with implementation expected three years from the start of activities.
Each grant will be up to $5 million and can be provided in multiple tranches.
The proposals will be part of the Innovation-to-Scale Scheme which aims to show significant population-level impact on maternal and neonatal mortality at the time of birth and immediate postnatal period.
Proposals are preferred to come from local in-country organisations or those which operate at country-level in one or more GFF countries.
Submissions can be sent in collaboration, in consortium or alongside international and/or local partners (professional associations or private sector service delivery organisations).
As well as meeting the objectives and eligibility criteria, proposals must:
- Be conducted in one of the current 27 GFF countries, where maternal and neonatal mortality reduction is a priority
- Include documentation of proposed interventions that are already evidence based and are scalable including references to relevant studies with prior experience in the country proposed
- Include an estimate of lifesaving impact on maternal and newborn mortality
- Provide a description of plans for integration with national health strategies or GFF investment cases, including demonstrated local ownership, pathway to full deployment and financial sustainability.
The deadline for initial proposals is Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 11:59 Eastern Time, with outcome responses being sent out early June 2019.
Questions and proposals should be submitted to GFFSecretariat@worldbank.org.
More information can be found here.
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