Horizon Prize - Birth Day - Reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality H2020-BIRTHDAYPRIZE-2016 Closed!


The Horizon Prize on reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality - the Birth Day Prize - will be awarded to the contestants who demonstrate a novel solution to improve the outcome of facility-based deliveries, which might be of clinical, technological or managerial nature, or a combination of these. Any solution must take full account of relevant social factors and have the potential of scaling up rapidly.

The objectives of the prize are to:

  1. Reduce maternal and/or new-born deaths, stillbirths and/or maternal and new-born morbidity rates related to giving birth in facility-based deliveries
  2. Improve quality and outcomes of care surrounding facility-based deliver


 The prize will be awarded to the application that in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best addresses the following cumulative criteria:

  1. Demonstrated (through scientifically sound and well-established methods) reduction of maternal and/or new-born morbidity and mortality and/or number of stillbirths in facility-based deliveries. The main focus of the Birth Day Prize is improving outcome of a facility based delivery.
  2. Absence of clear safety concerns (also with respect to the potential effect in the longer term – no adverse effects) documented over a period of at least six months
  3. Potential for rapid scalability, demonstrated by the affordability, acceptability and simplicity in use of the proposed application.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 September 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Contest rules (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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