Social Innovation in Health Initiative 2015

Published: 17 January 2015

"The Social Innovation in Health Initiative is an international collaboration between various partners. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University lead the implementation of this initiative and TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, provides technical and financial support. Together, we are searching for novel solutions that have improved healthcare delivery in the Global South. In 2015, we will be focussing on infectious diseases of poverty."

This initiative will present selected innovators with three opportunities: 

  1. Contribute: By participating you can help develop the collective knowledge to improve healthcare delivery for people affected by infectious diseases of poverty
  2. Be recognised: Present your work to international policy makers through funded travel to Geneva. Your solution will also be recognised in an international publication on Social Innovation in Healthcare Delivery published with TDR, WHO.
  3. Receive support: Become part of the 2016 flagship Global Health Innovators Fellowship – a 1-year modular programme where you will be hosted at the University of Cape Town and Oxford University. Our aim will be to provide you with the knowledge, support and resources required to scale your solution for bigger impact.

Deadline for applications: 28 Feb 2015

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