About the Frontline Health Prize Design

XPRIZE Community members advised on the design of a prize to incentivize technology-empowered frontline health systems for everyone, everywhere.

About the Prize Design

This is an ambitious initiative sponsored by Fondation Botnar, the JBJ Foundation and World Bank with a focus on helping frontline health workers in their efforts to treat the world’s most vulnerable people. This prize will utilize the most powerful and scalable technology (such as A.I.) to train, support, and evaluate frontline health workers, in addition to increasing health care accessibility. Our ideal future state is one in which digitally-enabled and data-driven solutions have revolutionized self-care, preventative care, and primary care by providing access to health for all.

This forum will explore the latest news, innovations, efforts, technologies, and ideas for how to tackle the challenges around frontline health. We invite all knowledgeable and interested people to participate in an exchange of ideas, Q&A, brainstorming and topical information sharing. Our research and these discussions will ultimately lead to the prize design — a complete competition design that provides detailed criteria, steps, and activities that lead to scalable and viable innovations.

We look forward to conversing with you here.

The challenge

Half of the world’s population cannot access essential health services due to distance, a shortage of trained health workers, and other hindering factors such as economic and cultural barriers to care. Lack of universal health coverage (UHC), including access to quality essential services, has had a significant impact on the global population’s wellbeing, in areas such as productivity, education and learning, and sustainable development.

The UN has set out to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. This includes financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines. A key component of achieving UHC is addressing the health workforce shortage, maldistribution, and performance challenges. Frontline health workers, who directly provide services where they are most needed, especially in remote and rural areas, are a critical part of the health workforce and key to achieving UHC.

The goal

The goal of this XPRIZE is to achieve breakthroughs that use powerful and scalable technology to support frontline health workers as they treat the world’s most vulnerable people. By leveraging the genius and passion of a global crowd of innovators, the prize will help to achieve a technology-empowered frontline health system for everyone, everywhere, every day.

Your role

As a member of our global online community of experts, you will have the chance to share your knowledge and experiences, discuss promising innovations, and influence the evolution of the Frontline Health Prize Design.

What’s in it for you

We know your time is precious, and we appreciate your participation and input.

In addition to contributing to what will be a transformative breakthrough, community participation allows you to:

  • Network with diverse stakeholders
  • Brainstorm with top experts
  • Promote your work
  • Earn rewards
  • Be considered for XPRIZE’s wide-reaching blog and influential podcasts

All active community members will also be credited in the final prize design report.

XPRIZE team

This prize design is led by @TerryMulligan, @SevagKechichian, @jordangiali and @HeatherSutton. @Shashi is the community manager.

Need help?

If you have questions or need help with the community, leave a comment here or contact Shashi at shashi.rai@xprize.org.

I look forward to contributing to this great global health initiative

@a1m2r3h4 - Welcome Dr. Alhawsawi! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the the major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries? Share your thoughts here.
Thanks.

I am happy to be part of this community. I look forward to contribute to this great global health initiative

@Lizzy_2020 - Welcome Dr. Elizabeth! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts.

You can introduce yourself to the rest of the community here

At present we are seeking advice from experts on the key issues:

We would love to hear your thoughts on these latest discussion topics.

In case, if you know or have come across any interesting reports, articles or documentaries etc. that throws light on how healthcare works in low and middle-income countries or how technology is used to overcome healthcare barriers, please share it with us here.
Thank you.

@a1m2r3h4 @Lizzy_2020 Thank you for posting here, and for your contributions to the other discussion forums! We are very happy to have you involved!

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@Hlantum - Welcome Dr. Hoffman Moca! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts.

You can introduce yourself to the rest of the community here.

Thank you for sharing information on CheckUp’s telemedicine service. Is it possible to share link of this service to learn more.

At present we are discussing prize ideas for frontline health challenge:

As you have a vast experience in health service delivery and healthcare management, we are sure you would have insights on these latest discussion topics. We would love to hear your thoughts.

In case you have come across any interesting reports, articles or documentaries etc. that throws light on how healthcare works in low and middle-income countries or how technology is used to overcome healthcare barriers, please share it with us here.

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@Hlantum ~ Welcome! Yes! We’d love to learn more about Check Ups. There is a similar service in Uganda called The Medical Concierge Group. Have you heard of them? They’re doing really great work to bring those remote services to individuals in rural areas.

Hello Heather Sutton: Thanks for reaching out. The Concierge Group is known to us and we are indeed doing similar services.

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Welcome @Easin32746! Glad to have you with us.
You can introduce yourself to the rest of the community here.
We look forward to your contribution on any of the prize design and Impactrelated discussions.