Deadline: 28 June 2019
USAID is offering $150,000 in prizes to private organizations with a track record of affordably, accountably, and reliably expanding health care access to the poor and most vulnerable through public-private integration, while also demonstrating a vision for expanding this approach to new geographies.
USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Prize is a global call for proven successes in expanding access to life-saving basic health care in low- and middle-income countries. This prize will recognize and incentivize work that demonstrates how integration and partnership between public and private sector expands access to affordable, accountable, and reliable health services for poor and vulnerable groups. The aim is also to celebrate and spur a broad range of approaches that are sustainable, scalable, and replicable.
USAID will spotlight and facilitate access to funding and other support so proven models can obtain maximum reach and impact.
- USAID’s Office of Health Systems will award $150,000 in prizes for innovative, privately-led approaches with strong scale-up potential that have helped expand access to affordable, accountable, and reliable health services for poor and vulnerable groups.
- Up to six winners will be announced at a United Nations General Assembly event in September 2019 and each will be awarded $25,000 in funding under USAID’s Innovation Incentive Award Authority. These awards are issued as funds transfers to bank accounts and all award monies may be used at the winning teams’ discretion.
- One representative from each winning team will represent their team at the United Nations General Assembly event to showcase their leadership, diversity, and potential in the global health field for other leading stakeholders and donors.
Prospective competitors should read the following eligibility criteria to confirm their entries will be reviewed by the judges, as the first step of the submission process will be to take an eligibility quiz.
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- Open to a range of non-traditional competitors – The Prize is open to approaches from individuals, the private commercial sector, small and women-owned businesses, civil society, university, non-profit, and community or faith-based organizations with which USAID has not worked directly. Public sector or government entities (excluding universities) are not eligible.
- Local Right to Operate – Competitors will be asked to share registration documents in the country to demonstrate legal status to operate where their approach is taking place.
- Willingness to share learning – All competitors need to be willing to share their experiences and learning to help establish a body of knowledge that can bring about a greater awareness and sustained change in locally-driven health systems partnerships and providing integrated primary care for the poor and most vulnerable.
- Intellectual property – Competitors must clearly mark any confidential or proprietary content (including intellectual property and trade secrets) that they wish to protect. The competitor will retain ownership of such confidential or proprietary content. USAID will protect such marked confidential or proprietary content, and will only use it as necessary to administer the competition. Competitors must have rights to all of the intellectual property in the submission. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they are not infringing on the intellectual property of others.
- English only – Competitors must submit their entries in English. While entries will be decided on the strength of the content, USAID encourage applicants to invest in a translation or have someone with strong English skills review their submission to ensure that they are showing their work to their best advantage.
- Completeness – Incomplete entries may not be accepted.
- On time – Late entries may not be accepted.
- Eligible to receive USAID funds – USAID will conduct a responsibility determination to ensure that the award to the winning individuals or organizations meets applicable U.S. laws and policies, including but not limited to regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
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