Select Support Scale

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


Maternal and newborn lives at stake by 2030


Maternal deaths occur in Low and Middle Income Countries


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 innovations:

Capital Raised: $45M USD
Network Relationships

With ecosystem grant funders, investors, procurement partners, clinical trial partners & others

Portfolio Innovations

currently receiving hands-on or transactional level support


Our portfolio innovations operate in

Types of Support

Hands on

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


Short-term, critical connections to network partners


Received previous catalytic support from the Marketplace; Exposure opportunities, short term needs.


Our Expert Advisory Group

Leith Greenslade Lead Every Breath Counts Coalition
Janna Patterson Senior Vice President of Global Child Health & Life Support American Academy of Pediatrics
Nicole Sirivansanti Program Officer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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