Deadline: 31 March, 2021
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa have launched the search for the first set of winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award which seeks to fuel innovation and help advance promising healthcare solutions in the continent.
The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award is IFPMA and Speak Up Africa’s flagship programme to provide young entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector an opportunity to develop their business ideas and advance promising solutions to support, equip, protect, and train healthcare workers.
The Award offers three winners up to $40,000 to help bring their healthcare innovation to the next development stage. Award winners will also benefit from a business mentorship programme and expert support, as well as advice on intellectual property protection.
2021 is designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW) by the World Health Organisation, in recognition of the dedication of the millions of healthcare workers at the forefront of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the 2021 edition of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award will be searching for innovative healthcare solutions that will support, equip, protect, and train healthcare workers.
Applicants must be between 18 and 35, a resident or national of an African country, and show that their invention is scalable, measurable, has a sustainable and positive impact on healthcare workers and is commercially viable. Detailed information of the award, including eligibility, is available at www.africayounginnovatorsforhealth.org.
The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award is supported by AMREF Health Africa, BroadReach, Ecobank Academy, Forum Galien Africa, IntraHealth International, Microsoft4Afrika, the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and Social Change Factory, alongside our media partners: Africa.com, Télésud and SciDev.Net.
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