Funders + Awards



Bill and Melinder Gates Foundation:

CRADLE 3 & 4:

Medical Research Council/Department of Biotechnology (MRC/DBT):


The CRADLE VSA has received a number of awards in recognition of its innovation and impact in such countries

World Health Organisation standards

CRADLE VSA is the first such device in the world to achieve World Health Organisation standards for use in under-resourced settings.

Newton Prize

Annual £200,000 fund, granted in recognition of excellent research and innovation solving challenges to social welfare and economic development in partner countries.

Read more about the Newton Fund:

PATH award:

The CRADLE VSA has been recognised as one of the top thirty high impact innovations in global health in a PATH-led award (2015) identifying and showcasing technologies and interventions with great potential toward solving the world’s most urgent health issues. Consequently, other areas and industries are showing great interest in the device, such as its potential use in cardiovascular disease and emergency triage in conflict zones.

Read PATH’s Reimagining Global Health report here:

Science Museum

The CRADLE VSA has been adopted into the national medical archives of the Science Museum in London.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (formerly DfID)

The first National Scale up of the CRADLE device and training intervention is funded by DfID (£250,000 UK AID Community Partnership Grant), with matched support from the World Health Organisation and UNICEF