Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development combines six partner organizations in an effort to find new innovations and approaches to protect the health of infants and mothers worldwide.
In 2014, Diagnostics For All received its first Saving Lives at Birth for our development of an early-infant HIV diagnostic. The diagnostic tool utilizes the same nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) technology as a laboratory test but in a self- contained cartridge, requiring no other medical equipment or procedures. In July of 2015, Saving Lives at Birth awarded DFA with $250,000 to pursue development of an antenatal screening kit for HIV, anemia, HBV, and syphilis.
In honor of World AIDS Day 2015, celebrated on the 1st of December, Saving Lives at Birth highlighted DFA's work in their monthly newsletter. Visit their website to learn more about DFA's proposals and current work in HIV.