Inclusive Health Access Prize

In a remote village of Bandipur, West Bengal, India, women and children line up for examination by a single junior doctor at a block level health care center.
In a remote village of Bandipur, West Bengal, India, women and children line up for examination by a single junior doctor at a block level health care center.
© 2017 Nandi Bwanali/ONE COMMUNITY, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

INCLUSIVE HEALTH ACCESS PRIZE

A strong health system can deliver better population health outcomes at lower cost and counteract the adverse effects of poverty on health. Despite national governments and global health partners’ commitments to improve access to and the quality of healthcare, vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries face barriers to achieving better health outcomes. In 2019, these health systems remain under-resourced and unable to sustainably deliver basic health care services necessary to support their countries’ journey to self-reliance.

Background

The USAID 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. The prize recognizes and incentivizes evidence-based solutions that increase accessibility, affordability, accountability, and reliability of essential health care. USAID wants to spotlight and facilitate access to financial and other support so that proven models may obtain maximum reach and impact.

Prize Winners Announced

In early 2019, the prize competition accepted nearly 400 applications from 68 countries with solutions ranging from community health worker models, to online blood banks, to “Uber” for ambulances, to digital health care payment accounts. Applicants included local civil society, community, faith-based, for-profit commercial and/or other nonprofit organizations that work as partners with communities in functioning health systems.

On September 24, 2019, these five awardees won cash prizes for their solutions and had the opportunity to present them at Locally Leading The Way To UHC: USAID's Inclusive Health Access Prize in New York City. The judging panel selected five winners from Cameroon, India, Nigeria, and Senegal that developed solutions to optimize health systems so that people receive the health care they need in ways they trust without having to pay too much or travel too far. Each of these solutions has potential to be adapted, replicated, or scaled to other countries or local contexts to meet priority health care needs. If you were unable to view the event, you may watch the video of the event here, access the fact sheet here, and access the palm cards below:

Private Sector Health Heroes Webinar Series

Join USAID Global Health Bureau for a series of weekly webinars with each of our prize winners to learn how their private sector organizations are working with the government in their countries to fill critical health needs.

January 15, 2020
Dr. Ajitkumar Sudke, Senior Vice President of Piramal Swasthya
Webinar Recording

January 30, 2020, 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM, ET
Adama Kane, CEO [PDF, 265K] of JokkoSante
Webinar Recording Unavailable

February 4, 2020, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, ET
Nneka Mobisson, co-founder and CEO [PDF, 269K] of mDoc
Webinar Recording

February 6, 2020, 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM, ET
Conrad Tankou, Founder and Lead Innovator, [PDF, 267K] GIC Med
Join webinar here: https://ac.usaid.gov/gicmed/

Rescheduled / Date TBA
Melissa Bime, Founder and CEO [PDF, 273K] of Infiuss
Join webinar here: https://ac.usaid.gov/infiuss/

A Community Engagement Facilitator with One Community provides home-based HIV testing service to a woman in rural Machinga, Malawi.
A Community Engagement Facilitator with One Community provides home-based HIV testing service to a woman in rural Machinga, Malawi.
© 2015 Biswajit Patra, Courtesy of Photoshare

Last updated: February 04, 2020

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