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!
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IDENTIFYING INNOVATIONS IN ANDEAN STATES

Have you or do you know of any person, organisation, or community that is successfully implementing a creative solution to improve healthcare?

 

We are looking for solutions implemented about access to and quality of health care or infectious disease management in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, or Bolivia.

 

Many of the communities in the countries of the Andean Region have significant limitations in access to and quality of health care, evident in disease statistics and the poor health of people. Nevertheless, we have seen individuals and organisations from different sectors committed to creating and implementing innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of their communities.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Whether you are a health worker, a community member, an entrepreneur, a student, a public health worker or from private, public or not for profit organisation, we want to learn from your solution!

 

Solutions could be a new service, a new practice or process, a new technology.

 

You may not think your work is innovative, but if it is providing a creative approach to an existing problem, it likely is. Tell us about it!

Focus of the solution

Improving access to and care for health

Improving quality of health

Improving the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of infectious diseases

Social innovations

We are looking for solutions created with people and implemented with their participation. These solutions must increase the capacity of people.  We are not looking for scientific solutions such as drugs or advanced medical devices.

Countries of implementation

Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

Duration of implementation

A minimum of 1-year implementation

Timely completion of application form

Applications will only be considered where the application form has been completed in its entirety and submitted before the due date.

TIMELINE & PROCESS

06 June

Launch Nomination

13 July

12:00pm (noon) COT
Nomination deadline

27 July

Announcement of eligible participants

16 August

External Panel Assessment

26 August

Announcement of winners

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT

 

We are looking to learn from your solution, such that these lessons can be shared with other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean but also globally. You can benefit in several ways:

Opportunity to learn, expose and share - We will be sharing your work through our SIHI network. We will conduct a case study to learn about your innovation and produce a video.

Membership - Join our Community of Stakeholders in Social Innovation in Health in Latin America. This virtual community is a space for interaction and connection with other innovators and actors in the region.

Recognition by the Latin America and the Caribbean Hub in Social Innovation in Health for (LAC Hub), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) (See Recognition selected innovations in 2017).

Participation in training courses - The LAC Hub will offer different courses in which you will have the opportunity to participate.

SELECTION CRITERIA

 

Each solution will be reviewed by at least two of the experts on the selection panel according to the following criteria. We will be releasing the names of the members of the selection panel shortly.

Appropriateness of the solution to the need

The solution addresses a health priority and a perceived need in the community

Degree of innovativeness

The solution presents a creative, unconventional or new approach as compared to the status quo.

Inclusiveness

The solution has the potential to enhance equity and access in health, especially for the most excluded or marginalised.

Affordability

The solution is affordable to those excluded in the local context and presents a more cost-effective alternative as compared to the status quo.

Effectiveness

The solution has the potential to achieve a positive outcome on the health of the local population AND enhances the capacities of the local population.

Scalability

Feasibility for the solution to be applied, replicated and scaled-up to other communities with similar problems.

Sustainability

The solution has the possibility to be sustained and have demonstrated that they have considered issues around sustainability.

Participation and co-creation

A participatory approach is evident in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the solution (i.e. contributions from various stakeholders: the patients/families, local health personnel, local leaders.

Systems-change

The solution has the potential bring transformation within the health or social system.

HOW TO APPLY

 

There are several ways you can apply:

COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM

Follow the link below, register and complete the form

DOWNLOAD THE FORM

Download the form here and email it to us

PAPER APPLICATIONS

If you do not have access to electronic communication, you can collect copy of the form from our offices.

Country

Colombia

City

Cali

Organisation

Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas-CIDEIM

Contact Details

Calle 18 # 122-135 Campus de la Universidad Icesi (Edificio O-CIDEIM)
Cali
Valle del Cauca
Colombia

Only proposals submitted using the form on the dates specified in this call will be considered.