Pfizer distributes $2M in Global Health Innovation Grants

The Pfizer Foundation announced Aug. 20 the latest group of NGOs, nonprofits and social enterprises to receive $100,000 grants to address the threat of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income nations.

The Global Health Innovation Grant program, which launched in 2016, is managed in partnership with Durham, N.C.-based Duke University's nonprofit organization Innovations in Healthcare. Each recipient of the one-year grants receives a combination of funding and technical support from Pfizer and IiH to aid in the expansion of their respective offerings, many of which seek to strengthen their communities' healthcare infrastructure and workforce.

To date, Innovation Grant recipients have been able to provide care to 370,000 new patients, while 160,000 more have received screening and education. The program has also allowed for the training of 2,000 additional health workers.

This year's recipients include Mali-based Muso, a clinical staff training program for government-run health centers; India's UE LifeSciences, developer of an artificial intelligence-powered mobile colposcope to detect precancerous lesions; and the Nepalese Group for Technical Assistance, provider of e-learning resources to help facilities set up antimicrobial resistance treatment programs.

See the entire list of Global Health Innovation Grant recipients here.

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