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The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award for Innovative Africans ($90,000 Grant). Apply now

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Are you working on innovative solutions for better health outcomes? The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award program is seeking applications from young African innovators (aged 21-35) who have developed or are in the process of developing a healthcare product or service that contributes to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award prize is up to $90,000

ABOUT The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award
The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award represents the primary initiative of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa. This program aims to empower and assist young entrepreneurs in Africa who are working towards improving healthcare in their communities. It provides them with the necessary resources and support to further develop their innovative healthcare solutions.

In its inaugural year of 2021, The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award concentrated on recognizing and promoting solutions that provided support, equipment, protection, and training to healthcare workers who were tirelessly working to safeguard and treat the public during the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABOUT THE 2ND EDITION
In the second edition of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award, the focus is on identifying and nurturing health innovations that contribute to the realization of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The concept of UHC entails ensuring that everyone has access to the healthcare services they require, with a high standard of quality, while also eliminating the financial burden associated with healthcare expenses (as defined by the World Health Organization in 2007). The aim is to discover and support solutions that advance the goal of providing equitable and accessible healthcare for all individuals.

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The 2nd edition of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award program is aimed at revitalizing efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. Despite the commitment demonstrated by numerous African countries towards attaining UHC by 2030, progress has faced setbacks in the past year, particularly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on already burdened health systems.

To expedite the journey towards meeting global healthcare goals and ensuring healthcare access for all, the 2nd edition of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award program is actively seeking out innovative solutions that have the potential to make a significant contribution. These innovations are expected to address the existing challenges and help overcome barriers to achieving UHC in Africa such as:

– Extend population coverage (who receives services, linked to equity and non-discrimination)

– Extend service coverage (what health services are available)

– Ensure financial protection (ensuring health services do not lead to poverty)

Funding Benefit

  • To promote gender equality, the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award program is committed to ensuring equal benefits for both genders. The selection process will prioritize gender balance. Specifically, two men and two women will be chosen as recipients of the first and second prizes as seen below:
  • Funding totaling $90,000.
    Male – First prize of $30,000
    Female – First prize of $30,000
    Male – Second prize of $15,000
    Female- Second prize of $15,000
  • Mentorship
    A three-month business mentorship program from prominent business leaders
  • IP rights
    Expert advice on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and any legal aspects by Adams & Adams
  • Media exposure
    Media training, increased PR, and press opportunities to present your innovation to a global audience
  • Global network
    Access to a network of supporters and partners working across healthcare, technology, and media
  • Travel expenses are fully funded
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Eligibility

The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award program is seeking applications from young African innovators (aged 21-35) who have developed or are in the process of developing a healthcare product or service that contributes to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by:

  • Increasing the population coverage (how many people and/or who receive services or products (for example, youth, women, children, and rural communities…), and/or
  • Increasing the service coverage (i.e what health services are available), and/or
  • Improving the cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery, and/or
  • In any other way, helps achieve Universal Healthcare Coverage.

If you are working on innovative solutions for better health outcomes and meet these criteria, seize this transformative opportunity and apply now for the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award.

Application Information

  • Applicants can submit a short video, no more than 3 minutes, to introduce themselves and their team as a supporting document. (this is not compulsory)
  • Do not submit confidential documents
  • they suggest completing the application should be in one sitting. However, the online application tool allows you to save your information and return it to the form to modify and/or complete it.

How to Apply for the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award.
To apply for the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award Click the application link and create an account and fill it out appropriately.

Testimonies.
To read about the past participants of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award click Alumni

Overview
Types of opportunity: Grant
Worth: $90000
Open to: 21 years to 35 years
Organizer: Africa Young Innovators for Health Award
Country: Africa

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Inquiry
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For more questions email info@younginnovatorsforhealth.org
For more information visit Africa Young Innovators for Health Award program 

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