$1 Million World Challenge: 1st Round Highlights!

From January 14th to May 31st, the Children's Prize asked the world a simple question: how many children's lives can you save from preventable causes? The best answer will win $1 Million. In this video, we've compiled our 1st round highlights.

There were 565 proposal submissions from 70 countries around he world. All of these from different types of organizations and individuals. The proposals varied in focus and included solutions emphasizing education, research, agriculture, technology, health, infrastructure, etc. Also, these proposals were addressing concerns that correlated well with the major global causes for child mortality such as neo-natal complications, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, injury, etc. We received proposals from all five countries with the highest child mortality (in absolute numbers not rate), which are India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and China.

How many children's lives did these projects propose to save? Well, 5,000 was the middle value calculated for the 1st round.

All applicants have been notified via email and the deadline for the 2nd round is July 26, 2013. On behalf of the Children's Prize, we'd like to thank ALL of you who submitted, for your time and commitment with the significant work that you do.