The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Announces Health Workforce Innovation Prize as Part of MIT Solve’s Global Health Challenge
Prize to be awarded to innovator offering tech-based solution to improve
Maternal & Newborn Health
(Abu Dhabi) — The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court today announced its prize for this year’s MIT Solve 2020 Global Health Challenge. Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), advances innovative, entrepreneurial solutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
Sponsored by the Abu Dhabi CPC, The Healthforce Innovation Prize specifically focuses on solutions that expand and support the health workforce for newborns, pregnant women, and new mothers in low-income countries, where newborn mortality rates are 10 times those in higher-income countries. As global health issues are more critical today than ever before, MIT Solve’s Challenges highlight an important need to address some of the world’s most critical issues.
Alex Amouyel, Executive Director of MIT Solve said, “In the face of tremendous world challenges—including a pandemic that threatens the health, economic security, and education of billions of people around the world—we deeply appreciate the organizations that support the important work of our Solver teams. Maternal and newborn health is a critical global challenge today—and one that needs attention and resources. As a marketplace for social impact innovation, Solve is proud to have partners like The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court to help find and support innovative solutions to this and other important challenges.”
Nassar Abdul Raouf Al Mubarak, Director, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, explained, “We are thrilled to be partnering with MIT Solve once again this year. Addressing the health workforce for newborns, pregnant women and new mothers builds on the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court’s global health work, which is committed to providing treatment and preventative care in communities that lack access to quality health services. This Challenge will empower us to find innovative solutions that expand access to training for health workers, improve workers’ assessment and referral capabilities, and introduce new tools or methods for treatment.”
Submissions for the Health Workforce Innovation Prize are due by June 18, 2020. Finalists for each Challenge will be invited to pitch their solutions at Solve Challenge Finals on September 20, 2020, in New York during UN General Assembly Week. There, the MIT Solve Challenge Leadership Group will select the most promising solutions to join the 2020 Solver Class. They will work with Solve for the next nine months to scale their solutions with the support of funding, networking, mentorship, marketing, and more from the Solve community.
Last year’s prize from The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court sponsored the Innovating Together for Healthy Cities Prize, which was awarded to Faircap Clean Water. The company designed a set of water purification devices that address the fact that although health authorities recommend drinking a daily amount of more than 2 liters per day, half of the world’s population either lack access to improved water sources or can’t drink water straight from the tap.
For more information on MIT Solve and to apply, please visit https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/maternal-and-newborn-health
About MIT Solve:
Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. Join Solve on this journey at solve.mit.edu.