2014 Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings

Health problems to be addressed

The Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2014 puts a specific focus on the following technologies:

  • Medical devices (including telemedicine solutions) that address one of the following key global health concerns such as:
    • diagnosis and treatment of viral and bacterial pneumonia at all levels of health care services, including point of care at the community level.
    • blood and transfusion safety (including those for selection of donors, haemoglobin screening, tests for transfusion-transmissible infections and blood group serology, pathogen reduction/inactivation, blood components production, storage and transportation of blood and blood components, and administration of blood and blood components to patients).
    • maternal, newborn, and child care.
    • noncommunicable diseases (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health).
  • Assistive devices, particularly those that address the needs of the ageing population, such as devices that assist with:
    • moving, such as wheelchairs, prostheses, and walking frames.
    • sitting/standing, such as special chairs, seating support, and pressure relief devices (cushions, etc.).
    • daily living, such as for eating and drinking, dressing, washing oneself, housekeeping, and handling objects.
    • hearing, such as hearing aids and battery chargers.
    • seeing, such as magnifiers, braille devices, and text reading devices.
    • cognition such as time management systems and memory devices.
    • communication and orientation, such as communication boards, GPS systems, and ICT systems.
    • recreation, employment, and vocational training, such as modified wheelchairs and sports gear.
  • eHealth solutions may support one of the following areas:
    • diagnostic and treatment support.
    • electronic health/electronic medical record.
    • telehealth.
    • laboratory Information System (LIS).
    • radiology Information System (RIS).
    • hospital Information System (HIS).