APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 24, 2020.
Social Innovation in Health Initiative 2020 Application is open.
SIHI Nigeria, the Social Innovation in Health Initiative at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, in collaboration with Anambra State Ministry of Health (MOH) and TDR, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease (TDR) is looking for health solutions that are supporting/contributing to the achievement of health-related SDGs in Nigeria.
We want to recognise creative solutions that improve access and quality of healthcare delivery for Nigerians and improve the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of infectious diseases in Nigeria.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for individuals – health workers, students, citizens, entrepreneurs – or organisations – NGOs, companies, universities, hospitals, government departments who have developed a creative solution to a problem in healthcare delivery.
The solution could be a new service, product, practice, process and policy.
You may not think your work is innovative, but if it is addressing a problem differently and making an impact, then your solution is innovative!
FOCUS OF THE SOLUTION
- Improving access to health care
- Improving quality of health care
- Improving the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of infectious diseases
How you can benefit
Your solution can help improve the healthcare system in Nigeria and other nations. Imagine what we can achieve together.
You can benefit in several ways:
Community – You will become part of the growing SIHI community of innovators.
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All eligible solutions will be submitted to the expert review panel and each solution will be reviewed by at least two members of the panel according to the following criteria:
APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SOLUTION TO THE NEED
The approach addresses a healthcare delivery challenge that specifically deals with an infectious disease of poverty or could be applicable to this disease group.
- DEGREE OF INNOVATIVENESS
The approach is new, different or a significant improvement within the context to which it is being applied.
The approach has the potential to be used by a large number of people, enhancing equity and access.
The solution is affordable by the poor who are otherwise excluded in the local context or the solution is more cost-effective than the status quo.
The solution has a demonstrated positive outcome on the health of the local population.
Within and across cultural, resource and environmental contexts, the solution can be applied to reach many more people.
The financial, organizational and market aspects of the solution are sustainable.
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