WHO/TDR calls for nominations for solutions to NTDs in Africa

February 10th, 2015

The World Health Organization’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University are searching for innovative healthcare delivery solutions that have improved the lives of those affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria and tuberculosis across the Global South.

The initiative will provide selected organisations and individuals with an opportunity to achieve widespread recognition and support through:

  • Funded travel and connections with national and global health policy makers at a convening at the World Health Organization in Geneva.
  • The opportunity to become part of the first Global Health Innovators Fellowship Programme hosted at the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford in 2015-2016. This programme will support innovative organisations to grow and scale their solutions and impact.
  • Being featured in an international publication on healthcare solutions in infectious diseases.

The selection process takes place through an active nomination call where solutions and projects can be submitted online until the 28 February 2015, after which an independent review panel will select 25.

Visit the project’s website or watch this short video for more information. View the News article on WHO/TDR’s website.