Due Date: December 10, 2018

Applications are open for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Development Difficulty 2019 This Difficulty is calling innovators, scientists and community-based efforts consisting of, youths and females that are dealing with unique services to enhance health results and use brand-new and fresh believing to resolve unmet health requirements for Africa.

This Difficulty will prioritise ingenious and scalable health care services for choice in the classifications of Item Development, Service Development and Social Development, and will likewise supply ongoing assistance to health care innovators through a digital platform. The launch of this Difficulty and platform acts as a precursor to the Africa Health Online forum to be kept in Cape Verde from 23 to 24 March 2019.


Solutions that will be thought about ought to be broadly classified as either item or technological developments, procedure or service developments or social developments. WHO AFRO acknowledges that a single option might use to more than among the classifications however candidates should pick the classification that matches the very best strength for their option.

  • Item or Technological developments: Activities that add to the research study, advancement and style of brand-new items or to enhancing existing items, which create brand-new technological understanding for adoption by the market e.g. medications, items, materials, facilities, mHealth, and so on
  • Process or service developments: Describe the application of a brand-new or substantially enhanced production or shipment approach e.g. ingenious funding system and so on
  • Social developments: Are brand-new methods and companies that satisfy social requirements of all kinds, from working conditions and education to neighborhood advancement and health, that extend and enhance civil society e.g. neighborhood health efforts, health labor force etc


  • Picked finalists will be granted a sponsored chance to participate in the Africa Health Online Forum. At this occasion the finalists will get the chance to profile their services and access to political, federal government and magnate in the health sector for prospective market and financial investment chances. This sponsorship will cover flights, lodging and exhibit expenses of the picked finalists.
  • Picked finalists will then stand an opportunity to show their services at the 69 th Session of the Regional Committee that will happen in August 2019, in Brazzaville. This Regional Committee is a conference of all African Ministers of Health.


  • Open to services that are:.
    • African-Relevant: Solutions that are established in and/or appropriate to Africa in dealing with several health-related issues or using an ingenious method for providing services in Africa
    • Ingenious: Solutions that resolve several issues in a brand-new and various method frequently through an easier and more efficient ways that is unique
    • Scalable: Solutions that are practical and have the ability and capacity to be bigger and reproduced
  • Open to people, groups, for-profit, non-profit entities (consisting of hybrid entities i.e. social business), scholastic organizations or research study organizations
  • Entrants are not needed to be officially signed up in order to get approved for the Difficulty
  • Candidates should be:.
    • Africa nationals living in Africa or beyond Africa; or
    • Foreign nationals either based in Africa or, if not based in Africa, then dealing with an African-based entity.


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