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Apply Now: $250,000 to Use WhatsApp in Your Healthcare Project

By Wayan Vota on June 19, 2023

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Billions of people all over the world use WhatsApp to stay connected to friends and family. It is a key tool to provide vulnerable, disempowered and minority communities with easy and secure access to vital information and support.

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WhatsApp It can also provide tools and resources to empower organisations creating lasting healthcare services and improving lives. Governments, NGOs and charities use WhatsApp to support better health outcomes with messaging services that enable fact-checking, hotlines, and vaccine scheduling.

Chat for Impact Accelerator

Turn.io will launch the Chat for Impact Accelerator 6-week virtual programme in August to provides mentorship and support to health organisations wanting to build and scale their WhatsApp chat service. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from world-class organisations that have achieved successful outcomes in building chat services for health.

Ten organisations will receive USD 25,000 in prizes to launch and scale a live chat service on the WhatsApp Business Platform.

Turn.io is looking for organisations with a clear theory of change that leverage digital messaging to achieve health outcomes, specifically emphasising secure and private chat services. In addition, the ideal applicants should be committed to building and expanding a chat service on WhatsApp and have the required team and time to accomplish this goal.

This is a unique opportunity for health organisations to enhance their impact by leveraging the power of chat. Previous recipients of this award have included organisations using WhatsApp to coach people with diabetes, offer affordable and accessible healthcare services, and provide free mental health support and coaching.

Apply Now: Deadline is July 15, 2023

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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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9 Comments to “Apply Now: $250,000 to Use WhatsApp in Your Healthcare Project”

  1. Arunodaya youth association is located in Andhrapradesh state India. We are working in our geographical area with WhatsApp

  2. Lloyd Sibanda says:

    I need agribusiness startup funding to fight hunger and poverty in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  3. Edith says:

    HI I do not have a project yet – BUT I truly want to learn about AI and how WhatsApp and your group can help me update myself. I may have ideas but I do not know the workarounds of the technology part. If you can recommend me so I can start learning online please. I am from the Philippines, with an MBA but not very techy yet.

  4. Wasswa Paul says:

    I need to start community health Whatsapp group for vulnerable youths

  5. Flordeliza R Bassiag says:

    Can we propose a development Communication project on health using WhatsApp? We only use Facebook Messenger to disseminate information as well as SMS based for treatment adherence and these are not enough to reach more target beneficiaries in the far flung areas. Also, we need to provide smartphones and internet access as well in mountainous areas to partly solve the digital divide that we are experiencing.


    This is a good idea to help easy communication expecialy those who are working in hiv prevention programs, to remind your client to take medicine.

    Great though to help community

  7. Waseni Hope Harriet says:

    JEEWAG Uganda is a sexworker led organization that works with sexworkers living and working in the lslands and landing sites in Uganda.these areas are hand to reach out and sexworkers need information on HIV prevention and treatment especially the sexworkers are living with HIV (SLHIV), therefore we need to create a wtsup group easy communication and keep reminding ourselves for clinic appointments , because we need sex workers with a measurable results.

  8. Fyne Ekejiuba says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. We look forward working with you

  9. Moureen walulya says:

    This is a good idea, we already have a WhatsApp group named WOFAR members where we communicate with our beneficiaries. Sharing information and updates on behalf of our LGBTIQA refugee community. Women for African refugee care (WOFAR) Nairobi, Kenya is a lesbian led organization working on behalf of vulnerable lesbian refugees in Kenya and Africa.