What do I do after I enter the competition?
You do not need to do anything after you’ve entered the competition. USAID's Inclusive Health Access Prize team will be in touch if you’re selected as one of the finalists. If so, you will have a teleconference or videoconference interview with USAID staff and partners. You will be given advanced notice to prepare a three-slide presentation and submit additional evidence in support of your entry.
Can I remove my entry once I have submitted it?
Yes. If you want your entry to be removed after you have submitted it, you can send an email to HealthAccessPrize@usaid.gov and request for it to be removed.
Who will be judging entries for this prize?
The judges may include representatives from USAID, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other leading international public health organizations. Each of the judges will have particular knowledge across a range of areas , including health systems strengthening, primary health care, public-private partnerships, and public health, as well as specific expertise in different regions and sectors. When USAID funds are involved, USAID has sole discretion over the ultimate winners of the prize.
What happens to entries that do not make it to the finalist stage?
Even if your solution is not selected, we will continue alerting competitors to additional funding opportunities and other types of support.
Finalists and Winners
Will I have to pay to attend the awards presentation at the United Nations General Assembly?
USAID's Inclusive Health Access Prize team will cover the travel expenses for one representative from each winning team to travel and represent their team at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019.
What can I do with the prize award if I win?
While we encourage that the prize award be used in ways that can continue to beneficial to the public and the primary health care sector, you are under no obligation to do so.
What grant reporting is expected of prize winners?
As this is not a grant, it is a prize there are no reporting requirements for the prize winner after the prize is made. Prizes pay for results achieved, and in this case the result we are looking for is your approach and scale up or replication plan, which are submitted via the prize process.
What is the grant duration of the prize for awardees?
As prize awards are not grants, there is no duration, Winners will earn no-strings-attached award to use at their discretion.
Who pays for the winners’ attendance at the UN General Assembly event? Can a winner designate a representative to attend on their behalf?
The trip to the UN General Assembly event will be paid for by USAID as part of the prize incentives. The awardee can designate a representative to attend on their behalf.
Does the awards process require a DUN and Bradstreet number?
Prize awards do not require DUN and Bradstreet numbers.
How will winning solutions be shared with USAID missions?
An important goal of this prize is to increase visibility across USAID (including Missions) of proven, exciting approaches that may merit additional support and integration into programming.
What do you mean when you say organizations will be expected to share knowledge?
A goal of this prize is to highlight and disseminate innovation in primary health approaches where the private sector can expand the public sector’s reach to provide primary health services to citizens. Winners will be celebrated at an event taking place during the United Nations General Assembly and other global health forums.