-- Global Health Competition is now accepting 1st round applications through Friday, June 12, 2015
MIAMI, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Prize is an Internet-based competition focused on under-five child survival that incentivizes potential applicants from across the globe to propose effective solutions. Through an entrepreneurial and scientific approach, the prize ensures that more children under the age of five survive and thrive. If you have a solution that offers a life-saving opportunity to children who are dying from preventable and treatable causes, then don't miss this opportunity and consider participating in the 2015 Children's Prize.
Today, over 6 million children do not reach five years of age and instead continue to die, needlessly. Some of the leading causes of death include preterm birth complications, pneumonia, intrapartum-related complications, diarrhea, and malaria. Applicants from all walks of life, and from all over the world, are asked to submit a proposal outlining how they plan to save the lives of children, who would otherwise die from treatable and preventable causes, and include a science-based approach to measuring and evaluating the impact of lives saved. One winner will be awarded $250,000 USD to directly execute their proposed project.
"Under-five child mortality remains unacceptably high. Our goal with the Children's Prize is to level the playing field and offer an opportunity to an individual or organization that wants to be part of the solution and help improve the lives of children who currently have no chance of survival," says Aleyda K. Mejia, who leads the Children's Prize program as Director of Global Health and Social Ventures at CappSci. Applicants are expected to come from diverse backgrounds that range from health to engineering disciplines, and may include medical clinics, NGOs, municipalities, universities, businesses, etc. The prize is not focused on funding a specific type of child health intervention; all types of under-five child health interventions are eligible.
Registration is now open, and submissions will be accepted through Friday, June 12, 2015 11:59 PM EDT. The entry form application and all relevant competition information can be found via the www.childrensprize.org website. In order to be considered, all materials submitted to the Children's Prize must be in English.
Contact: Aleyda K. Mejia
SOURCE Children's Prize