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Call for entries: Kenneth C. Frazier Prize for Equity in Maternal Health

MSD for Mothers is now calling for nominations for the annual Kenneth C. Frazier Prize for Equity in Maternal Health to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life.

Deadline: 30 June 2024

 Name of donor : TMS for mothers

 Amount of the grant : From 100,000 $ to 500,000 $

 Category: Awards, prizes and challenges

Area(s) of interest

  •  Women and gender 
  • Health

This price annualAwarded as part of the MSD for Mothers initiative, the award recognises an organisation's commitment to and progress in the field of maternal health. kindergarten fairer, more respectful and of better quality for all. The award is named after Kenneth C. Frazier in recognition of his commitment unwavering commitment to social justice and to harnessing the private sector for the public good.

Information on funding
  • Each year, the Kenneth C. Frazier Prize for Equity in Maternal Health will award an eligible organization a grant a one-off payment of up to 250,000 $ to support its work in advancing fairness in maternal health.
Eligibility criteria
  • Nominated organisations can be located anywhere in the world, must have had a demonstrated and distinctive impact on promoting equity in maternal health and must be led by a person of colour and/or representative of the marginalised group served.
  • An organization is eligible to receive the Kenneth C. Frazier Maternal Health Equity Award only once. Only organizations run by people who are representative of the target population (senior executive and/or board of directors) are eligible to receive the grant.
  • MSD for Mothers may only fund non-profit organizations with this grant. MSD for Mothers may not provide funding to city or state health departments, other government entities, hospitals or health systems. Nor may MSD for Mothers provide funding to political organizations, campaigns and activities or to organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, veteran status or disability.
  • An individual may nominate more than one organisation for consideration; self-nominations are encouraged.
  • The following activities are also not eligible for grant funding:
    • Activities or organizations that directly influence or advance MSD's commercial or marketing interests, including purchasing or influencing the purchase of MSD products.
    • Hiring/payments of civil servants and municipal agencies (which, in many cases, could include hospital employees in government-run facilities)
    • Payments/incentives/benefits to healthcare providers
    • Purchase of computers or other durable goods. This also includes any equipment with a lifespan longer than the end date of the project.
    • Capital expenditure, including the construction and renovation of facilities or endowment funds
    • Purchase of supplies or equipment not related to this project or programme
    • Payment of staff salaries or other costs not related to this project or programme

For more information, please visit MSD for mothers.

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