Digital Square, a PATH-led effort supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Agency for International Development, and a group of other partners, has released its initial call for African-based digital entrepreneurs interested in working in the health sector.
To deliver high-quality software, services, and content possibilities, Digital Square has collaborated with innovators to expand their accessibility, adaptability, and maturity to meet the health demands of many nations.
Since its founding in 2016, it has raised more than $100 million from 15 investors to help accelerate a variety of investments in digital health.
It collaborates with ministries of health all over the world to match adaptable, interoperable digital technologies with regional health needs.
The Digital Health Ecosystem project (DHE), with initial funding from the Bayer Foundation and USAID, will assist the sustainability and growth of digital tools for health by altering how they are developed, implemented, and scaled.
As a result, programmers will have a tried-and-true, financially sound digital base for their apps.
The initiative aims to link regional initiatives with financial support, technical resources, and chances for scaling for creative business owners.
Carl Fourie, deputy director of global products at Digital Square, stated, “We are looking forward to uncovering local solutions that address an unmet global health need and working with local organizations to support them on their road to scale.
Innovative African startups, SMBs, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and lone social entrepreneurs are all welcome to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in response to the invitation.
Successful candidates will be given the chance to join a list for the entire continent that will be distributed to global funders, investors, and implementing partners, as well as get notifications of chances for outside support.
A portion of the responses will receive invitations to take part in a DHE-funded call for applications.
Successful applicants will get access to the financial resources needed to develop, create, and implement scalable digital health products in the request for application round.
This financial assistance will be provided initially through a grants program, and thereafter through a collaboration with already-existing donor programs and public investment.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 12, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
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