The Global Innovation Fund is partnering with PATH, a non-profit organisation working to develop and scale solutions to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges, as they lead a series of research pilots in Malawi, Pakistan, Nepal and Indonesia to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in low-income populations and share that valuable data to inform governmental response plans.
This innovation seeks to address a major global crisis affecting people worldwide including millions of people living on below $5 a day. PATH will help develop ES approaches suitable for low-resource contexts and generate valuable data that can inform COVID-19 response planning to reduce the burden of disease and save lives in low-income countries. This investment will also surface important implementation lessons and help fill an existing evidence gap concerning the cost effectiveness of deploying ES, which can drive uptake by public health authorities as part of their COVID-19 monitoring and management plans. We also take a broader view that this ES innovation may have applicability if new pandemics emerge in the longer term.Apply for funding