Private Sector Health Alliance Launches $1 Million Health Innovation Challenge

In a bid to increase the application of innovation and technology in healthcare delivery, the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), is calling on innovators, techies, academic institutions, private sector companies, businesses, civil society, clinicians, researchers, NGOs, and individuals to participate in the $1million Health Innovation Challenge to Save One Million Lives in Nigeria.

The Health Innovation Challenge is a multi-stage competition that will recognise, reward and celebrate innovations that show potential to improve health in Nigeria. The challenge will primarily focus on spurring a broader range of innovations (process, technology, market, service delivery) that respond to specific health sector challenges in a manner that demonstrates social impact (lives saved), commercial viability and scalability.

The challenge will focus on 3 main track problem statements outlined below:

Track 1: Innovate to Save One Million Lives

Track 2: Innovate Critical Enablers to Save a Million Lives

Track 3: Addressing Topical Public Health Challenges to Save a Million Lives

The challenge will be outcomes-focused using Disbursement Linked Indicators to inform the disbursements of prizes; with awards of up to $100, 000 (per geo-jurisdiction) disbursed in multiple tranches linked to milestones and results.

The Health Innovation challenge will be open for 6 more weeks. To apply, visit http://nhim.phn.ng/competitions.

PHN is a public private institution led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Founding Patron), Bill Gates, Jim Ovia (Co-chair), Muhammad Ali Pate (Co-chair), Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Sola David Borha, Muntaqa Umar-sadiq (MD / CEO) and other private sector leaders in Nigeria.

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