The toughest of Nigeria’s health problems require exceptional solutions. The marketplace seeks to spur and honour the most promising technology, market and process innovations addressing specific healthcare challenges within Nigeria.
Are you a Techi (computer programmer, software, mobile application developer etc), clinician, allied health professional (pharmacists, technicians etc), management expert, healthcare financing expert, academia, user interface designer, subject matter analyst you or do you simply have a passion for healthcare innovations? If yes, GREAT!!! This is definitely for you…..
The Health Innovation Challenge is a multi-stage competition that will recognise, reward and celebrate innovations that show potential to improve health in Nigeria. Prizes will go both to the implementation of innovations as well as to reward innovators’ for their grand efforts.
The challenging is about healthy competition that results in appropriate allocation of resources from the private sector to innovations with the potential to improve health outcomes.”
How do I enter the Challenge?
It doesn’t matter what sector you work in……
If you want to improve health in Nigeria and have a bold way to do it, visit the NHIM portal and respond to one of the problem tracks. These have been developed consultatively with stakeholders and reflect the healthcare challenges faced across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
What happens after you scale through the first round?
Your innovation will be assessed by a team of experts. if it meets the requirements, we will invite you to the business proposal stage. You will submit a detailed business plan that demonstrates the social/commercial viability of your innovation. You will get support to prepare this during a business development boot camp.
The last Lap
At this stage you will have the chance to pitch your innovation to a panel of Nigerian industry “dragons” made up of medics, techies, academics and investors. could yours be the innovation that wins US 100,000 dollars.
THE BIG AWARDS
- Awards up to 100,000 dollars
- Awards up to 50,000 dollars
- Awards up to 30,000 dollars
Disbursements of awards will be done in a results-focused manner that links payment tranches to achievement of critical milestones of the development, pilot or scaling process and performance in healthcare indices.
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEM STATEMENTS?
A problem statement is a concise description of tropical and contextual health challenges in Nigeria. Problem statements have been developed through extensive consultation with key actions in all six geo-political zones. These include the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Center for Health Market Innovations, Saving One Million Lives Initiative and several private sector companies. Problems statements for 2015 include service delivery challenges as well as broader health systems and global health issues. The challenge allows individuals, teams, organisations and consortia to problem-solve and pilot their innovation in real-time, in a context-sensitive manner.
PROBLEMS STATEMENT CATEGORIES FOR 2015
Innovate to Save One Million Lives
- Category 1: Medical Technologies/Equiment for Service Delivery at Primary Healthcare Facilities.
- Category 2: Increasing Access to Health Coverage
- Category 3: Addressing Health Workforce Challenges Category.
- Category 4: Local production of Quality Life Saving Commodities.
Innovate Critical Enablers to Save One Million Lives
- Category 1: Centralized Data Management
- Category 2: Logistics Management information Systems/Stock Tracking
- Category 3: Management of Sensitive Storage Environment (Cold chain) for Vaccines and Medicines.
Addressing Topical Public Health Challenges To Save One Million Lives
- Category 1: Forecasting Disease Outbreak
- Category 2: Improved Surveillance and Case Management Techniques
- Category 3: Alternative Service Delivery Models in Volatile Settings.
The Health Innovation Challenge for 2015 is receiving applications until March 31, 2015.
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