EFD Competition to Identify Social Enterprise Solutions for Improving Maternal and Newborn Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Enterprise for Development (EfD) competition seeks to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the competition is to identify and support healthcare practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa to implement sustainable and scalable social enterprise models for the improvement of maternal and newborn child health outcomes. The successful proposal(s) will receive a cash prize of up to $80,000 to be spent implementing a pilot scheme to demonstrate the virtues and feasibility of the concept in practice. If the pilot scheme is a success, EfD will then support the sponsors in mobilizing additional funds to cover the start-up and initial capital costs to implement larger schemes among the wider target population. 

 

At this first stage of the competition, respondents are asked to submit a short concept note, outlining in broad terms how the proposed intervention will achieve cost effective, inclusive improvements in health outcomes for mothers and babies and deliver socially and financially sustainable outcomes for the communities they are intended to serve. A simple template for the concept note is also available via the EfD website (http://www.enterprisefordevelopment.org/projects-and-initiatives). Only concepts that are based on sustainable social enterprises (as described in the background information) should submit concept notes.  

 

Who is Eligible?

The call for proposals is open to healthcare practitioners currently active in sub-Saharan Africa who are able to identify sustainable and scalable social enterprise models for the improvement of maternal and newborn child health outcomes

Geographic Focus

  • Sub-Saharan Africa,

 

Further information on the challenge, prize, process and timetable for the competition can be found here.

 

Deadlines and Procedures

  • Concept Note Deadline | November 14, 2014
  • Stage 2 Detailed Proposal | January 26, 2014

 

 

 

We wish you the best of luck in the application process!

 
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