Deadline: 12 June 2015
Do you have a project idea to save the most children under-five? If yes, submit your project idea for 2015 Children’s Prize, the open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival.
The 2015 Children’s Prize invites individuals and organizations, across the world to submit the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives. One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, within two years.
Each proposal submitted must clearly define the specific child mortality indicator it will impact. For example, indicators may include
- Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR): also referred to as Child Mortality Rate, is the probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed as per 1,000 live births.
- Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): is the probability of dying between birth and exactly one year of age expressed as per 1,000 live births.
- Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR): is the probability of dying before reaching 28 days of age, expressed as per 1,000 live births in a given year.
- Perinatal Mortality Rate (PMR): is the number of perinatal deaths (defined as a stillbirth or an early neonatal death) over the total number of births (stillbirths and live births) per 1,000 total births.
- Applicants can be non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older.
- Project proposals submitted may include, but are not limited to, intervention solutions in healthcare services, technology, education, infrastructure and agriculture.
Entries will be evaluated based on the
- ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.)
- effectiveness, 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 an impact assessment
For more information, please visit Children’s Prize 2015.