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An Exploration of the Effects of COVID-19 on Child Mortality

As the world population is beginning to see the long term impacts of COVID-19, it is worth taking a look at its impact on the lives of many children living in lower-income countries. Much like any pandemic, different groups of people in different regions worldwide are affected in different ways. With SARS and Ebola, we…
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A Crash Course: Child Mortality

Here at the Children’s Prize, we are fighting hard to reduce child mortality. Child mortality is a worldwide problem that touches millions of families every year. The topic of child mortality is incredibly complex and hard to digest but is incredibly important to understand. We live in such a globalized world and as individuals we…
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They say AI is changing the future, Elina Naydenova is proof that they are right.

In 2017 CEO and Co-Founder of Feebris, Elina Naydenova, applied for and won the 2017 Children’s Prize and $100,000 to combat child mortality. Elina Naydenova is a medical engineer who has worked at the World Health Organization, Social Innovation in Health Initiative, and many other philanthropic organizations. She holds a Masters of Science in Biomedical…
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Dartmouth Researchers Win Quarter Million Prize to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in Haiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/17/2016 Dartmouth Researchers Win Quarter Million Prize to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in Haiti MIAMI, FL; November 17 – Today, the Children’s Prize Foundation (CPF) announced that it will award the 4th annual Children’s Prize to Drs. Peter Wright and Alka Dev with the Dartmouth-Haiti Partnership (DHP) at Dartmouth College. Under their leadership…
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Ready to win the 2016 Children’s Prize? We’d like to help!

Last year we offered our applicants collective observations of issues we saw that prevented them from moving forward in the competition. Many appreciated this generalized feedback, and as we launch the 2016 Children’s Prize, we would like to share these insights to help you improve the quality of your application submission. As funders, we value…
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Meet the 2015 Children’s Prize Finalists

We are proud to announce that from 43 second round submissions, seven were selected as potential candidates for the $250,000 award this year. We invite you to take a moment to review a brief summary of each finalist. From October 23-25, our esteemed panel of judges will convene to deliberate and select the winner of the 2015…
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2015 Children’s Prize Round 1 Proposal Feedback

Dear Applicants: Many of you requested feedback on your round one proposal submission, and we would like to acknowledge your efforts. Although it is difficult to provide hundreds of applicants detailed and personalized feedback, we would like to take a moment and highlight the most common reasons why applications were unsuccessful in moving forward to…
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International Funding Opportunities

  The second round of the 2015 Children’s Prize opened Monday, July 13th.  With just under 400 proposals submitted, only a small fraction of the applicants (approximately 10%) were invited back to submit a more detailed and comprehensive application. Applicants, we recognize that each proposal is unique in its approach and merit. Therefore, we want…
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Environment, climate change & children’s health

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 universal targets that will provide a roadmap for the future of international development. Viewed as a more comprehensive extension to replace the soon to expire Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs will be adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. Over the years, the mainstream…
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Newborn health in rural Nepal benefits from portable ultrasound donation

Sonosite’s portable ultrasound donation is providing life-saving health care to pregnant women and newborns in rural Nepal. Leading this project is Dr. Joanne Katz, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From over 200 project proposals received, Dr. Katz was selected as one of two…
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