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Innovate for Life Fund 2020 for African Health Entrepreneurs

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The Innovate for Life (I4L) program is centered around developing shared value partnerships between Amref country offices and health innovators to support health innovations from around the world scale in SSA and address major health challenges in the region.

Through this mission, I4L aims to catalyze innovation for the creation of lasting health change in Africa, which supports the overall vision, mission, and promise of Amref Health Africa. I4L combines health knowledge, capacity, and networks, business and leadership coaching, and partnership acceleration for innovators in the program.

I4L supports entrepreneurs in the development of innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions for a healthy Africa.

The program is centered around developing shared value partnerships between Amref country offices and health innovators to support health innovations from around the world scale in SSA and address major health challenges in the region.

I4L aims to catalyze innovation for the creation of lasting health change in Africa, which supports the overall vision, mission, and promise of Amref Health Africa. I4L combines health knowledge, capacity, and networks, business and leadership coaching, and partnership acceleration for innovators in the program.

Requirements:

  • Have an innovative solution in Ethiopiain any of the following areas: 1)NCDs, 2)CDs and 3)WASH;
  • Have an innovative solution in Kenyain any of the following areas: 1)HIV/TB/Malaria/NCDs, 2)RMNCAH and 3) WASH & NTDs. Special interest to innovations targeting behavioral change and data collation in the aforementioned thematic areas;
  • Have a proof-of-concept innovation with demonstrated business viability;
  • Have proof of testing the innovation in the Kenyan or Ethiopian market; for example, a feasibility assessment, registration, and/or launch of the innovation in this geography;
  • Be interested in scaling their innovation through a partnership with one or many Amref program(s).

Benefits:

The program will leverage a combination of in-person and remote work, online courses and workshops, and independent learning and co-creation. The program will be composed of three key phases:

  • Phase 1: Scouting
    Over 3 months, I4L will understand Amref country office programmatic needs, source global innovators based on these needs, and select and match innovators to country office programs
  • Phase 2: Core Programming
    Over 5 months, I4L will hold an orientation, lead business and leadership coaching, and co-create partnerships between health innovators and Amref country offices. These activities will lead to the development of a partnership proposal that can be signed during the completion of this phase
  • Phase 3: Follow Up
    Ongoing after completion of the core program, I4L will monitor the progress of I4L innovators and the developed shared value solutions from the core program and continue to provide support through pilot implementation and/or alumni programming

Planning

  • Deadline for applications: 30th November 2019
  • Selection process: December 2019 – January 2020
  • Programme: March 2020 – August 2020

If you have a question, please contact us at info@innovate4life.org. The application deadline is on the 30th November 2019. For more information visit the Official Webpage

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  1. Franca Emeruom

    Health personnel are available but not adequate health facilities. This programme should be sponsored by our leaders but they won’t do that as they bent in travelling abroad for adequate treatment.

    • Josephat Uchechukwu

      Exactly my point here, if our top African leaders should invest so much in health facilities there will be no need travelling abroad to receiving treatment.

  2. It is good if federal government can help us, because if their is no standard health Care in each local government it’s very bad for this our government.

  3. A lot of program aims to catalyze innovation for the creation of lasting health change in Africa, which supports the overall vision, mission, and promise of developing countries on Health care in Africa

  4. Musa Abiodun

    Comment:well this is a good one if they can really give out fund for African health Care.it will be a really big boost to African health and medication history.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous

    Comment:I hope this will happen so quick because many of our citizens are out there dying because of their health challenge and the federal government should provide adequate facilities and medical equipment for the hospitals

  6. So many efforts put in place to see that we all live healthy and safe but our leaders should really consider backing up the little efforts made so that the case of traveling abroad frequently for medical attention will be minimized

    • Wow this is very nice the government should hasting up because so many people needs the program, healthy life

  7. Ethel Clara

    This is a good news and I appreciate the effort of I4L, I hope this health innovation will be a very long lasting one in Africa. That will help us more in our health challenges.

  8. AYANGBADE SEMIU

    It’s a good development if federal government can help to build health care in all local government of federation.

  9. VERY GOOD AND NICE INFORMATION AND FEDERAL SHOULD ASSIST SO THAT THERE WILL BE MORE DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COUNTRY, THANKS.

  10. This would be better if the government can be capable of doing it, I will be very happy and thankful.

  11. a good development if federal government can help to build health care in all local government of federation.

  12. VERY GOOD AND NICE INFORMATION AND FEDERAL SHOULD ASSIST SO THAT THERE WILL BE MORE DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COUNTRY, THANKS.

  13. Agbolade Abdullah

    Health is wealth we all that our health is important do I think this program will still boost the level of living a heathy and happier life

  14. THIS IS A GOOD INNOVATIVE TO SUPPORT HEALTHY PROGRAMMING AROUND THE WORLD,WELL-DONE TO ALL SPONSORS BEHIND THIS INNOVATIVE. MAY GOD INCREASE YOUR WEALTH.

  15. Our health is the first and most important thingto take Care of they do say health is wealth and that makes everyone feel better

  16. Anonymous Anonymous

    Heath is wealth indeed and I really appreciate this body for their support towards service to humanity.more grace as you’ve chosen to protect lives.kudos

  17. Health is wealth and am hàppy from this new Innovation which will help in securing lives for good and plead with the government to support the development.

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