Introducing PHC Tech Challenge: A platform that brings together promising MedTech and digital health innovations

PATH is an international, nonprofit global health organization based in Seattle, with 1,600 employees in more than 70+ offices around the world. They have been doing some cutting-edge work in the primary care space in India, and in the past, some of their activities have been covered in our website.

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PATH India and their partners are embarking on a global search for innovations in the health care sector with their newly launched PHC Tech Challenge. The aim to contribute to the success of a comprehensive primary health care program by bringing together all the relevant stakeholders to advance efforts towards improving the quality, access, and affordability of primary health care and introducing transformative solutions/innovations that could be demonstrated and scaled.

The mission of PHC Tech Challenge is to accelerate deployment of near-ready solutions in public health settings and improve access to primary health care in India and similar low-and middle-income countries. The program seeks innovative med-tech solutions, digital health innovations, cold chain systems, and other innovations that enable overall operationalization of primary health care.

The PHC Tech Challenge is launched in partnership with the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platform, Social Alpha, Swasth, ACT, Stanford Byers Centre for Biodesign, and The Stanford Centre for Innovation in Global Health.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an innovative solution to India’s wide-ranging primary health care challenges to make a difference in the healthcare landscape of the country. The idea is to share this extensively in your networks so that the information reaches every potential applicant.

Please find here the PHC Tech Challenge brochure for more details.

Applications for the challenge are now open (https://www.path.org/phctechchallenge), and the last date of submission is 22nd April, 2021.

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