Opportunities roundup - Guardian live chat, prizes for schistosomiasis solutions, more!

Guardian Live Chat - Thursday, September 12, 1pm BST

Guardian Professional Global Development Network offers a new Live Chat discussion this week on delivering child health improvements through community-based care. Do you think the system is sustainable and scalable? Register for free to join the discussion; follow related tweets using the hashtag #globaldevlive

In search of new strategies to facilitate partner collaborate toward MDG 4 and 5 in India and Nigeria - Deadline, September 20

Do you have a vision for how partners can work together in high-mortality regions to accelerate the implementionation of essential interventions for women's and children's health? The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health has put a call out for a strategy document establishing practical scenerios for partners to work together in Uttar Pradesh, India, and at least one state in Nigeria. Closing date is September 20, 2013; Learn more here 

Interested in hearing more updates related to maternal, child, and newborn health? Check out the redesigned Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) website and subscribe to the newsletter here.

PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard Awards for Public-Private Partnerships and NGO Excellence - Deadline, September 27

Relevant categories in this year's awards include Public-Private Partnerships and NGO Excellence. Click to learn more.

D-Prize seed capital to problem solvers in priority health areas - Deadline, November 20

D-Prize will award seed capital to:

  1. A social entrepreneur who proposes a pilot campaign that distributes praziquantel for schistosomiasis, an intestinal worm that affects 220 million people.
  2. A social entrepreneur who can create a simple management system that tracks vaccine supplies.
  3. A social entrepreneur who can develop an organization that trains traditional birth attendants to administer misoprostol and prevent PPH.
  4. A social entrepreneur who can create a model to identify patients for early treatment or surgically-correctable treatment of obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, and cataracts.

If selected, D-Prize will award $10,000-20,000 to pilot an idea over a three-month trial period. Although the deadline isn't until November, early entries are more likely to advance to the final round. Read more here.

Mega-Accelerator Y Combinator now accepting seed-stage nonprofit applications - Apply by October 21

Read more in Alex's recent post, then apply here!