Global Health Equity Challenge 2024

 Deadline Date: April 18, 2024

 Donor Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve

 Grant Size: Not Available

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve seeks exceptional solutions—rooted in and driven by communities—that leverage technology to increase access to quality care and good health.

Every person has the right to access the full range of quality health services they need, when and where they’re needed. While there has been some progress towards these goals over the last few decades, much of that progress has now slowed or reversed. Currently, half the world lacks access to comprehensive health services. Two billion people face financial hardship due to out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Under-resourced communities (including but not limited to women and girls, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and older adults) are often disproportionately affected and experience systematically worse health outcomes.

Technology and innovation have an important role to play in improving health and well-being for all. New technologies can improve health outcomes and access, but only when utilized effectively. Innovation can help these technologies be more affordable, scalable, sustainable, and community-focused. Opportunities for positive change exist across many areas of care including primary care, mental health, and infectious diseases.

Solutions that Solve Seeks

  • While they are excited to select and support innovators across any health area, they have a particular interest in solutions that:
    • Ensure health-related data is collected ethically and effectively, and that AI and other insights are accurate, targeted, and actionable.
    • Increase capacity and resilience of health systems, including workforce, supply chains, and other infrastructure.
    • Increase access to and quality of health services for medically underserved groups around the world (such as refugees and other displaced people, women and children, older adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals).

For more information, visit MIT Solve.

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