GiftedMom is a leading mobile health solutions provider in Africa. We leverage last mile technologies to provide pregnant women and new mothers access to health information and strengthen linkages to antenatal care.
Our Vision: A world free of maternal and infant deaths
The Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Health(PMNCH) is a global health partnership founded in 2005, hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva which joins the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) communities into an alliance of more than 300 members to ensure that all women, infants and children not only remain healthy, but thrive. www.pmnch.org
More than 800 women die of childbirth or pregnancy-related complications every day. 3.1 million newborn deaths occur every year. There are now at least 1 billion women in low- and middle-income countries who own mobile phones. To address this stark reality, on Mother’s Day 2011, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched MAMA, an innovative public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Johnson & Johnson, the mHealth Alliance, the United Nations Foundation and BabyCenter.
The MasterCard Foundation is a global, independent foundation that states it "advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has collaborated with partners in developing countries, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Toronto, Canada, The MasterCard Foundation operates independently of MasterCard Worldwide..
Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization that works to generate political commitment and financial investment for fulfilling Millennium Development Goal 5—reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health..
ALN Ventures is a platform designed to identify the most promising entrepreneurs in Africa, and to connect them to the power of ALN: Africa’s most dynamic group of young influencers. Mentorship, investment, exclusive access to partner services—we’re looking to provide founders with everything they need to accelerate their growth. We also host half-day events and workshops in various cities around Africa, including our intensive, entertaining “Build-a-thon” sessions.
The African Start-Up Award was developed by the New York Forum Institute in partnership with France 24 and Le Point to support talent and the most creative initiatives, particularly those with a social impact component. A total grant of € 100,000 Euros was awarded to the top four African Start-Ups by The New York Forum Institute and split between four laureates.
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen.
D-Prize is a call to the world’s boldest entrepreneurs. Can you design a new social enterprise and solve one of the distribution challenges below? If selected, we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in Africa, India, or another other developing region. D-Prize will award 5-15 social entrepreneurs funding. If your pilot is successful, we will help you find future funding and grow to impact millions..
Future Forward identifies and supports social entrepreneurs and changemakers creating innovative solutions to youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative also convenes a wider community of practitioners, thought leaders and young Africans who help spread insights and approaches that shift the conversation from problems to solutions.
The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD..