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The most promising innovations for women and children's health in low and middle income countries

The Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) Innovation Marketplace is a strategic alliance of development innovation organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Problem

200M

Children in the world do not receive basic healthcare

99%

Maternal deaths occur in low- and middle-income Countries (LMIC’s)

90%

of innovations fail to scale their life-saving solutions

Our Results

Since our inception in 2015, we have achieved the following results for our portfolio companies:

Capital Raised: $23M USD
217+
Connections

Made for portfolio organizations to grant funders, investors, procurement players, clinical trial partners & others

34+
Portfolio Innovations

receiving hands-on and transactional support

22+
Countries

Our portfolio innovations operate in

Types of Support

Hands-on

Long-term intensive, venture advisory, extensive connections over time

Transactional

Short-term, connections to scaling networks

Portfolio

Advisors

Leith Greenslade Founder & CEO JustActions
Janna Patterson Senior Vice President of Global Child Health & Life Support American Academy of Pediatrics
Nicole Sirivansanti Program Officer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Patty Garcia Dean of the School of Public Health Cayetano Heredia University - Peru
Sneha Kanneganti Private Sector Lead Global Financing Facility
Rajiv Bahl Coordinator, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Research and Development Team World Health Organization
Willibald Zeck Head of the Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health Unit UNICEF

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