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Apply Now: £200,000 DFID Grant Funding for Resilient Health Systems

By Wayan Vota on June 8, 2020

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We know from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa that reductions in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services persisted well beyond the crisis, and preventable deaths from measles, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis actually eclipsed deaths from Ebola due to service disruptions.

Experts are concerned about the same patterns repeating with COVID-19 Digital Response. We are already seeing a decline in vaccination rates, facility births, and other health services as a result of the pandemic – and, as a result, we need to ask questions like:

  • What technology solutions can build resilience in health systems?
  • How can technology innovations to change health service delivery models?
  • Where can we enable prevention, education, and surveillance system?
  • How do we engage communities and build trust in health system?

DFID Grant Funding for Resilient Health Systems

COVIDaction seeks innovations that have potential to address the biggest vulnerabilities of low- and lower-middle-income countries to be able to maintain essential health services while responding effectively to the immediate COVID-19 crisis.

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DFID has up to £200,000 in grant funding available for technology platforms and process innovations that:

  • Support changes in the delivery models of health services, enabling prevention, health promotion, health education, surveillance, and service delivery.
  • Improve collection and use of data to enable surveillance useful for immediate COVID-19 response and tracking of other health conditions, and continued delivery of essential health services.

COVIDaction is interested in data and technology innovations that support health systems in Africa and South Asia, and:

  • Respond to country demand and address a well-defined challenge
  • Offer a replicable and effective solution.
  • Are ready to be deployed.
  • Are feasible for adaptation as necessary
  • Optimise existing systems
  • Offer potential longer-term, wider health system benefits

Apply Now! Deadline is June 18, 2020

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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6 Comments to “Apply Now: £200,000 DFID Grant Funding for Resilient Health Systems”

  1. We are in to win it to meet necessary need both in Health and Humanity development

  2. Synthia Tila says:

    I’m Nkulie Tola member of Sanco holding deputy Secretary .Sanco is community based organization educating community abt their health and Humanity development

  3. Leonard Ahimbisibwe says:

    Am Leonard Ahimbisibwe director pAU-poverty alleviation in Uganda ( CBO) started 2004. We have done it through education and planning via Equator high school.

  4. The COVIDaction RHS Team says:

    Dear Participant to the COVIDaction Resilient Health Systems open call for innovations, we’ve been overwhelmed by the interest in and response to DFID’s COVIDaction Resilient Health Systems open call for innovations. We received over 560 submissions and are energized and inspired by the great tech and innovations shared.

    We are currently in the process of doing eligibility checks and starting the judging process for each submission. We aim to let participants know by the 13th of July if they are advanced to the next stage of the judging process.

    Thank you for your commitment to maintaining essential health services through the COVID19 pandemic and beyond!

  5. Daniel Ngeno says:

    Please include in the funds that are related Covid-19 pandemic control.