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.
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 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.
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.
If you have questions or need help with the community, leave a comment here or contact Shashi at email@example.com.