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Redefining Philanthropy: Liberating African Infants from Mortality with the Children’s Prize Million Dollar Initiative


The multi-dimensional effect of lack of development and poverty on Africa and Africans engulfs not only adults in terms of economic depravity, or the youth who make up the bulk of the African population through faded possibilities of realizing their life ambitions, but also, very importantly, and under-discussed, is the prevalence of these effects on young infants through child mortality.

Infant mortality around the world is indeed a cause for concern, but more critical is the preventable level of infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa which boasts of about half of the global child mortality rate estimated at 6.9 million children less than five years in 2011 alone.

However, in light of these concerns, an attempt to ensure a continuous generation of future leaders for the African continent and beyond - the Children’s Prize under the leadership of Dr. Ted Caplow  -  is initiating a different way to give beyond the conventional mode of philanthropy by funding the best solutions to Child Mortality through a million dollar fund.

The Children’s Prize is committed to saving lives of Children under five (5) years and has put forward a competitive platform for the submission of ideas aimed at reducing to the barest minimum, the rate of child mortality through a million dollar fund.