Saturday, 10 December 2011

Ashoka Changemakers’ Innovations for Health: Seeking Solutions to improve health and health care

Ashoka Changemakers and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio are seeking health care solutions from anywhere in the world that have the potential to be applied in other countries to improve health and health care.

If you are an innovator with a health care solution that has the potential to be applied in other countries to improve health and health care, the you can submit your entry. This competition is looking for initiatives that have demonstrated impact and help vulnerable and underserved populations. Entries are accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French.

Participating in this competition also helps you get connected to a global online community that supports the impact you are making, or seeking to make, on the ground; gain visibility with our community and our competition partner, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and have the opportunity to win cash awards.

There are three US $10,000 cash prizes in unrestricted funding to boost your project. Besides, there is early entry prize of $500 and one of the two private consulting sessions with industry experts if you submit your entry by December 12, 2011 5 pm EST.
Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders is open to all individuals, teams, and organizations (public or private entities). This global competition welcomes entries that:
  • Reflect the theme of the challenge: Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders. The aim of the competition is to identify health care innovations that have the potential to be adapted and applied in different countries experiencing similar barriers to health.
  • Have a proven success on some level, with the potential to scale; or indicate a path for growth beyond the conceptual stage and have already demonstrated impact and sustainability.
  • Are submitted in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
The deadline to submit your entries is 13 February 2012, 5 pm EST. For more information, visit this link.

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