2017 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS

We are searching for community-based solutions that are improving healthcare.
If you have developed and are implementing a healthcare solution, we want to learn from you!
Please click below to submit your solution through our online SIHI share platform.
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CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

We are searching for solutions that are improving health care delivery in Central America and the Caribbean!

CONTINENT
The Americas

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Region
Central America and the Caribbean

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is partnering in an international collaboration with the Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM, Cali, Colombia), the Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia) and the World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR/WHO) to identify, map, study and promote community-based solutions to health problems in Central America and the Caribbean (CAC).

THE OPPORTUNITY

Across Central America and the Caribbean, thousands of health-care workers, business owners, students, government workers, community members and innovators are tackling health issues locally and implementing solutions for more inclusive, more effective and more affordable health care.

 

These are the passionate agents of change we are looking for. Through a call for solutions, we will study, assess and select the most promising projects to undertake cases studies that will advance the knowledge on health care innovative approaches.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS THAT,
AMONG OTHERS, ARE:

Addressing health care issues related to infectious diseases

Empowering indigenous communities

Improving health and well-being

Addressing conditions and root causes that contribute to death

That are located in Central America and the Caribbean

If you have developed and are implementing a solution to this challenge, we want to learn from you!

Please click below to submit your solution in English or Spanish through our online SIHI share platform.

By sharing your solution with us, you could benefit in several ways

Be recognised by national and global health policy makers

 

Have a case study published on your solution

 

Meet other social innovators in your region

 

Make a contribution to the improvement of health in Central America and the Caribbean by sharing your experiences and developing the collective knowledge in this field. We want to share your story and learn from it!

21ST JUNE 2017
Solution Sharing Opens

 

 

31ST JULY 2017 
Solution Sharing Closes (noon COT / Bogota)

29TH JULY – 24TH SEPTEMBER
Expert panel review and selection of high impact solutions

 

25TH SEPTEMBER
Top solutions announced

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER
Visit to selected projects; Case study research

 

JANUARY 2018
Social Innovators in Health publication

Thank you for your interest in sharing your solution with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI). If you have any more questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

TO LEARN MORE AND SEE OTHER EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH VISIT one of the case studies below.