The Novartis Foundation, through its HealthTech Hub Africa program, a digital health accelerator that brings together 30 startups from 10 African countries, wishes to launch a call for applications to identify an innovative health tech digital solution to improve the cardiovascular population health in Dakar as part of the “CARDIO4Dakar” project. The main objective of this digital solution will be to respond to the challenge of under-detection of arterial hypertension.
Why is this important
“This challenge is co-created in a public-private partnership to support teams to propose growth or scale up projects to validate, refine, accelerate and integrate HealthTech solutions with a sustainability approach in the context of the public health system.”
CARDIO4Dakar aims to improve the Cardiovascular health of urban populations in Senegal by reducing the number of acute cardiovascular events (CVA) among adults in Dakar by 10% over the next 2 years (2022 to 2024) through promotion of data-driven digital health approaches.
The Cardiovascular HealthTech Challenge for Dakar will enable technology innovators, community providers, regulators, grassroots organisations, caregivers, residents, public service officers, corporate volunteers and persons with lived experience coming together to jointly validate and refine implementable and sustainable solutions to help Senegalese thrive in their Cardiovascular Health.
Launch of application October 24, 2022
Applications Submission Closure – EXTENSION – November 16, 2022
Applications Shortlist Announcement November 18, 2022
Presentation from Shortlisted Candidates November 21-22-23, 2022
Application Outcome November 28, 2022