***Because the limitations to travels and events posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNAIDS is looking at alternative strategies to showcasing the selected innovations. In any case, the HIEx awards will be given out in the specified categories. Another category is added, inviting the submission of innovations that can be leveraged for the COVID-19 response. To accommodate this new addition, the deadline of all applications is extended until 6 April 2020***
GHA – German Health Alliance is acting as key partner of the Health Innovation Exchange (HIEx) global annual event taking place on the margins of the 73rd World Health Assembly, May 19-21, 2020 in Geneva, bringing together a variety of global health leaders, decision makers, investors and innovators aiming to fast-track outcomes towards SDG3 targets.
A number of innovators will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at a Health Innovation Marketplace and pitch their ideas to an international audience. They will get to personally interact with implementers and investors, as well as create partnerships with other innovators and change-makers. At the launch of the HIEx during the WHA in May 2019, 52 Ministers of Health and their delegations have visited the Health Innovation Marketplace of the HIEx.
The innovations will be shortlisted through an expert review. While welcoming a variety of innovations that have a potential to support countries towards reaching the SDG3 targets, from selected final innovations the Health Innovation Exchange will award top innovations in the following categories:
- Digital health
- Financial innovations for access to health
- Innovations for the last mile in healthcare delivery
- Community innovations
If you are interested, please click here to submit an innovation and to find out more details. The deadline for submissions is 6th April, 2020.