Call for Proposals for Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

November 7, 2014

The call for proposals for Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is aimed at reducing the mortality of the world’s most vulnerable mothers and children.

Value of the call for proposals

The Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health call for proposals is for a total value of up to $370 million over five years (2015–2020) and has two streams:

Stream 1 will fund initiatives valued at between $1 million and $19 million, and has a total budget of as much as $100 million.

Stream 2 will fund initiatives valued at more than $20 million, and has a total budget of as much as $270 million.

Eligibility

The call for proposals is open to Canadian organizations and private sector companies legally incorporated in Canada with at least two years of experience in managing and delivering international development initiatives for Stream 1 and five years of experience in managing and delivering international development initiatives related to improving the health of mothers, newborns and children in developing countries for Stream 2.

Canadian organizations that do not meet the eligibility requirements may form a consortium with another organization that meets all required eligibility criteria. Each organization may submit only one proposal for this call (to Stream 1 or to Stream 2), either on its own or as the lead in a consortium.

Guidelines

The call for proposals will support initiatives that help reduce maternal and child mortality in targeted developing countries by tackling the critical health needs of mothers and their children.  Proposals must be aligned with one or more of the four paths below:

  1. Strengthening health systems to improve appropriate health service access and delivery at the local level by training more health workers and facilitating access for mothers and children to necessary health care facilities and interventions.
  2. Reducing the burden of diseases that are killing mothers and children by increasing the coverage of interventions proven to address the main causes of death in mothers, newborns and children.
  3. Improving nutrition by increasing access to healthy and nutritious food and nutritional supplements aimed at reducing mortality, especially among newborns.
  4. Ensuring accountability for results to improve transparency and the quality of statistics and information made available to the public.

Proposals must also integrate the department’s three crosscutting themes: increasing environmental sustainability, advancing equality between men and women, and helping to strengthen governance.

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15, 2015, at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Partners and those interested in this and future calls for proposals are encouraged to visit the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada website and subscribe to the RSS feeds to get the most up-to-date information.

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