27 January 2021 | Statements

Unitaid looks to invest in better tools to prevent and treat postpartum haemorrhage

Geneva – Unitaid is pleased to announce a new call for proposals in the area of tools for reducing maternal mortality.

Despite a significant reduction in the number of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth over the last 30 years, global progress has stalled. There were almost 300,000 preventable maternal deaths in 2017, most of which occurred in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

A coordinated, integrated effort, with emphasis on expanded access to innovative health interventions is needed to reach the 2030 SDG targets and address the unacceptably high number of global maternal deaths.

Under this call, Unitaid is soliciting proposals for interventions aimed at accelerating the adoption and scale-up of innovations to reduce maternal mortality from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).

Projects that fall under the scope of this call are those that accelerate the introduction of new or newly recommended drugs for PPH, and also push forward the late-stage development of new formulations for the prevention and treatment of PPH.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for one or both areas of intervention.

The closing date for receipt of full proposals is Wednesday 7th April at 1200 (noon) CET.

About Unitaid calls for proposals

Through calls for proposals, Unitaid finds partners best qualified to put key innovations into practice. A review committee of independent experts in global health helps choose the best proposals to fund through a competitive selection process. Partners receive grants from us to fast-track access and reduce the costs of more effective medicines, technologies and systems. In this way, Unitaid’s investments establish the viability of health innovations, allowing partner organisations to make them widely available.

Media contact: Charlotte Baker | +44 7904 460 181 | bakerc@unitaid.who.int

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