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Apply Now: $250,000 for Open Source COVID-19 Digital Health Solutions

By Wayan Vota on November 8, 2021

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As the COVID-19 Digital Response continues to create global goods with scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches, there is a need to focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities in low- and middle-income countries.

One focus area are digital health solutions that accelerate vaccination campaigns globally,and especially in LMICs where they can maximize impact and recovery of marginalized communities and health systems.

$250,000 WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator

WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program will select mature start-ups and solution providers to receive financial, technical and methodological support from the WFP Innovation Accelerator to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Solutions focusing on one of these three areas are eligible for $250,000 in equity-free funding:

  • Vaccination scheduling; solutions streamlining patient/provider registration, appointment schedules, vaccination administration and immunisation sites.
  • Data management and integration; tools addressing system interoperability challenges such as: data integration, data gaps, data security.
  • Related digital health tools; micro-planning, vaccine delivery and monitoring, vaccine waste management, raising awareness and countering misinformation.

The proposed solution should follow open standards, open-source or open data approaches towards creating global goods and use data and information exchange mechanisms based on global standards, like OpenHIE.

Apply Now! Deadline is November 21, 2021

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the digital lead on the Deloitte for Development team. 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 Deloitte, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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3 Comments to “Apply Now: $250,000 for Open Source COVID-19 Digital Health Solutions”

  1. Sunday Abolarin says:

    This is to be of help to eradicate cov 19 in world and l like to be in good support of saving lifes . We need more of you with large heart toward the poor and less privilege people in the whole world

  2. Hello am interested in this group to get your help abut Civic 19 center

  3. Green hope Share says:

    Green hope share ngo is interested in such projects ..we need procedure of application.assist please

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