Call for Applications: Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2023

Call for Applications: Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2023

The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2023 is the flagship program of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa, aimed at providing young health entrepreneurs throughout Africa with the resources they need to advance promising healthcare solutions for the betterment of their communities.

The first edition of the Award, which was launched in 2021, focused on solutions that supported, equipped, protected, and trained healthcare personnel who worked hard to protect and treat the public during the COVID-19 epidemic.

We hope to uncover and develop health innovations that will help us move closer to the objective of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the second edition of the Award.UHC means that everyone has access to the healthcare services they require, at a reasonable cost, without fear of financial hardship (WHO 2007).

Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2023 Eligibility Criteria

They call on applications from young African innovators (aged 21 to 35) who have already developed a minimum viable healthcare product/service (or are in the process of developing such a product or service) that contributes to achieve UHC by:

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

 If you’re innovating for better health outcomes and fit those criteria, apply now. It’s a game-changing opportunity!

Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2023 Benefits

In support of gender equality we are ensuring that both genders will benefit equally from the Award program, this means two men and two women will be selected for the first and second prize:

  1. Funding totaling $90,000. 2 X First prizes of $30,000 and 2 X Second prizes of $15,000.
  2. A three-month business mentorship program from prominent business leaders.
  3. Expert advice on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and any legal aspects by Adams & Adams.
  4. Media training, increased PR and press opportunities to present your innovation to global audience.
  5. Access to a network of supporters and partners working across healthcare, technology, and media.

Deadline: July 25, 2023

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