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Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2021 for African Entrepreneurs

Could you be the winner of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award?

Application Deadline: 31st March 2021

About the Award: The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award is launching its first competition designed to highlight and support the work of pioneering young entrepreneurs developing health innovations. We want to encourage business entrepreneurship and help advance promising health care solutions.

We are searching for solutions aimed at supporting, equipping, protecting and training healthcare workers, who are on the frontline of delivering healthcare to communities. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nursing assistants, community care and social workers are the critical backbone of well-functioning healthcare systems. No other category of worker is as essential to the well-being of the population of every nation. That is why for its first edition, the Award will focus on supporting innovations that can make a real difference to healthcare workers.

By looking to young people, we think we can find workable solutions for healthcare workers. Africa is the youngest continent on the planet. 22 per cent of Africa’s working-age population are starting businesses – the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world. Therefore, the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award brings together, the need for innovative solutions to support healthcare workers with the power of the young entrepreneurial spirit. This year’s Award programme will be looking for innovative healthcare solutions aimed at supporting, equipping, protecting, and training healthcare workers.

Are you developing the next game-changing health innovation?

Eligible Field(s):


Eligibility: Applicants must be aged between 18-35 at the time of applying for the Award and be a citizen or national of an African country.

Selection Criteria: We are looking for healthcare innovations that:

Support, protect, or empower healthcare workers
Are innovative and creative
Are scalable
Show evidence of commercial viability

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: 3

Value of Award: Award winners will receive:

Financial Support worth a total of $75,000.

First Award of $40,000
Second Award of $20,000
Third Award of USD $15,000

A 3-month Business Mentorship programme from leading entrepreneurs.
Technical support with Intellectual Property protection, if relevant.
Gain exposure and recognition from global healthcare leaders and the public

How to Apply: Apply now

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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