USAID ReachHealth Innovation Accelerator 2022
Supporting local innovators for solutions to family planning and teen pregnancy challenges
About the program
Access to family planning commodities and services continues to be a challenge for many women and families in the country. At the same time, teenage pregnancy rates are on the rise and are considered a national emergency in the Philippines. In the era of COVID-19, last mile delivery for health services, including reproductive and mental health, has become even more challenging. There is a need for more innovative solutions to break the stigma surrounding reproductive health and provide more reliable, affordable, and accessible family planning commodities and services.
The USAID ReachHealth Innovation Accelerator aims to aid and support innovators to scale solutions to address family planning and teenage pregnancy.
Underscoring the importance of long term sustainability and the need to build upon the emerging local innovation ecosystem in the Philippines, USAID ReachHealth has partnered with Villgro Philippines to launch the ReachHealth Innovation Accelerator with the following objectives in mind:
To provide enterprises with technical assistance and capacity building support, which includes business mentorship, market access partnerships, and linkages and exposure to innovative models and solutions
- To share knowledge and expertise by holding peer-to-peer learning sessions through which participants can share valuable insights and best case practices from their experience as entrepreneurs
- To develop strategic partnerships to leverage further support for the growing sexual and reproductive health sector and advance long-term goals of USAID ReachHealth at large
The USAID ReachHealth Innovation Accelerator is a 5-month program intended to develop and nurture innovations that seek to address unmet needs in family planning and teenage pregnancy.
During the program, teams will get to showcase scalable and effective ideas that will address challenges in the sector. The winning team will be provided capital of up to USD 20,000, and be connected to potential funders to continue to develop their products and services. Aside form this, teams will gain access to business mentoring, to upskilling through a high-impact curriculum, and to working capital products.
Virtual group knowledge workshops wherein experts will provide you with a high-impact curriculum
Online sessions hosted by experts that focus on key business topics relevant to you and the program
Work with a business mentor throughout the program as you implement lean experiments and growth plans
Work with technical experts to ensure compliance with financial regulations, and develop a system that monitors key metrics that investors focus on
Participate in roadshows that will enable you to engage with potential investors and market partners
USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance
To learn more, visit usaid.gov
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide
To learn more, visit rti.org
The Global Health Innovation Center is a center within Duke University, linking global health, health policy, and health innovation efforts across Duke
To learn more, visit dukeghic.org
Villgro Philippines is an early-stage impact enterprise incubator that mentors, funds, and nurtures entrepreneurs who are building innovative market-based solutions that can transform the lives of the poor. Our incubation and acceleration model is designed to provide highly customized early-stage support that is anchored in access to risk capital, high quality mentoring, investment readiness and access to talent, networks and markets.
A woman’s health is her capital.
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