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    • First-Of-Its-Kind Development Impact Bond Launched in Cameroon to Save Newborn Babies

      Money will fund scale up of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Cameroon to help newborns survive and thrive; The Cameroon Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond (Cameroon KMC DIB) aims to reach more than 2,200 newborns with life-improving care; The investor, Grand Challenges Canada, will provide the upfront funding required to implement the program; the […]


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    • Aakar Innovations: How a social enterprise empowers women through menstrual hygiene and health

      Aakar Innovations empowers women and girls across India by providing them with access to affordable, biodegradable sanitary pads and menstrual health education (photo credit: Aakar Innovations and Cora) You might be shocked to learn that over 300 million women in India do not use sanitary pads and that 71% of girls in the country report having […]


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    • OPTions Initiative Launched

      12 November 2018: The goal of the Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Innovation Initiative is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. We seek innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate […]


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    • OPTions RFP Spanish

      Download the OPTions RFP in Spanish


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    Zanmi Lasante, supported by Grand Challenges Canada, is promoting a community-based mental health model in rural Haiti. and buildng a national scale-up plan. Photo credit: Jacquie Labatt

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