2013 Winner and Finalists
Introducing the eight finalists for the first-ever $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize, the largest humanitarian prize dedicated to saving children’s lives in the world today.
The eight projects were chosen based on the Children’s Prize’s commitment to funding projects aimed at saving the greatest number of children’s lives in the most impactful, credible, and cost-effective way. A team of experts from organizations including Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics helped select the eight finalists from the 565 proposals received from 70 countries around the world.
The eight finalists reflect the range of approaches needed to accelerate the reduction in child mortality rates. While the number of deaths in children under five worldwide has declined from 12.4 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012, the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals aim to reduce child mortality by two thirds from 1990-levels by 2015. The winner will be announced in December 2013. The eight finalists are: