The Technological Innovations Saving Thousands Of Women And Children From Preventable Deaths

The atrium of the Washington, D.C. government building looks like a particularly high-class science fair. The people manning poster-board stations, however, are all adults — and rather than rather than baking-soda volcanoes, their displays are nearly all adorned with pictures of mothers and children.

The presentations are part of the sixth year of “Saving Lives At Birth,” a development challenge spearheaded by a variety of partners, including USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to come up with audacious solutions to one of the oldest problems in the book: the high rate of death of women and babies in childbirth.

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