It’s time to recognise the movers and shakers in the maternal and child health field with Penta’s Brighter Future Award (BFA)! The BFA recognises and celebrates the champions going the extra mile to improve the health outcomes of children and pregnant people living with infectious diseases globally.

The BFA is an unmissable opportunity to recognise the grassroots contributions in the last year that have elevated the health profile of women and children. Join us in celebrating collaborations between science and society!


champions from around the world


Euros to be awarded amongst 7 champions to support their work


all-expenses-paid trips to Italy to share insights with scientists

At Penta, we believe the future of our planet is the future of our children, and the future of our children is the future of our planet.


Nominations are now open for the BFA 2023 award! Complete this form to nominate champions in your community. Nominations are open till xx 2023.

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These guidance notes and FAQs will provide you with more details about the eligibility criteria of nominees.

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    Watch the stories of these 21 maternal child health champions and help vote for our 7 Brighter Future Awardees

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why does the BFA exist and why focus only on infectious diseases in children?

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