Do you have a successful intervention to save the lives of children under the age of five? To combat child mortality, apply today for the Children’s Prize 2022.
The Children’s Prize is given to persons who are scientifically minded, have a strong dedication to verifying the impact of their work, and are passionate about global child health. The Prize has granted over $2,000,000.00 to such individuals and organizations around the world between 2013 and 2021.
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality The Problem
Child mortality is a core indicator for child health and well-being, in which child survival remains an urgent concern. It is unacceptable that about 14,250 children die every day- equivalent to about 10 deaths occurring every minute.
Majority of these deaths can be attributed to treatable causes, infectious diseases and neonatal complications being responsible for the vast majority of under-five deaths globally. According to the latest estimates by WHO and the Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation Group, of the 5.2 million deaths in children under five that occurred in 2019, the leading causes of death were pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria.
Almost half of all under-five deaths are attributable to nutrition related factors, while more than 80 percent of neonatal deaths occur among newborn infants of low birth weights in the highest burden settings.
The Challenge: Propose a ready-to-execute project plan that is focused on saving children’s lives under-five.
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality Prize
- The winner will have the opportunity to enter into a $150,000 grant agreement.
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality Eligibility
- The Children’s Prize is available to anyone.
- Proposals will be accepted from non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older. However, the prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, as specified in the contest goals.
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality Evaluation Criteria
Projects are evaluated on their:
- Ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.)
- Innovation and scalability of the intervention approach within global health
- Feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate
- Probability of success
- Ease of verification
- Inclusion of a process impact assessment
- United Nations OHCHR Fellowship Program for People of African Descent (Fully-funded)
- ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme 2022 for African Researchers (Fully Funded)
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality Application Deadline
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality Application Deadline July 31, 2022
Children Prize 2022 to Combat Child Mortality Application
Application is basically a three-step process. The first step is to submit an entry form application detailing your project. This is reviewed and if your entry is selected for the next round, then an email invitation will be sent to you to complete a full Prize Plan application submission.
This is reviewed further and if your plan is selected for the next round, then a finalist email notification will be sent to you to participate in a required Question & Answer and Judging process.