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AIDFI One of the Winners of the WHO Western Pacific Innovation Challenge

Updated: Nov 24, 2023

The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific in November 2021 launched the first WHO Western Pacific Innovation Challenge: Innovation for the Future of Public Health. The Innovation Challenge called for innovators to submit their solutions to better the health and well-being of people in the Western Pacific Region.

The Innovation Challenge formed part of the For the Future vision in the Western Pacific and had as its main objective to find new approaches through innovations to reach the unreached. The idea was to select innovators with a profound understanding of the health needs of people in the Western Pacific and to create an ecosystem of innovators who have sustainable, cost-effective, and inclusive solutions that can address these needs.

AIDFI joined its holistic ram pump program with its entry titled: ‘The Only Way is Up: pumping water uphill and changing lives’ and became one of the 30 finalists out of 400 entries.

AIDFI and the other equally selected finalists participated and were awarded in the virtual Innovation Forum ‘Scaling for Impact’ in April 2022, which 500 participants from 27 member states attended.

The idea is to scale the chosen solutions in the Western Pacific. AIDFI is always ready for that.

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