| Sectors: Digital Health, COVID-19, pandemic preparedness
| Granting entities: World Food Program
| Deadline: 21 November
| Type of support: Accelerator
| Funding/benefits: Financial, technical and methodological support
| Applicants: Mature start-ups and solution providers
| Locations: Low and Middle Income Countries
Synopsis: Do you have an innovation that can build pandemic preparedness and accelerate the recovery of communities and health systems in low- and middle-income countries?
WFP is launching the Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program, powered by WFP Innovation Accelerator, and the digilab, jointly led by BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, KfW – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the GIZ. They are seeking scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches towards the creation of global goods, with a focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities in low- and middle-income countries. As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues globally, we aim to leverage these digital solutions to accelerate the vaccination campaign, thereby maximizing its impact and the recovery of communities and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
The programme will select mature start-ups and solution providers who will receive financial, technical and methodological support from the WFP Innovation Accelerator, and other partners. Together with the brightest and best minds globally, we will be able to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.