This is an open call for proposals for researchers based at Research and Development organisations, South African universities, science councils (including the SAMRC) and other organisations, including:

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The Swiss - SA Venture Leaders Programme hosted by the Technology Innovation Agency and the University of Basel aims to:

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Qualifying Criteria

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AlertCent is an ICT Health Care Management system that keeps healthcare professionals in medical facilities, such as frail cares close to their patients by allowing for fast, easy, and secure patient observations recording, monitoring, management, and reporting. This is done through the use of...

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms— vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.

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The problem

Testing for the SARS-CoV-2 infection currently has a significant impact on clinical laboratories globally concerning capacity building; scale-up of testing, stock-out of laboratory supplies, and high cost of reagents. The Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) recommended by the World...

The COVID-19 disease causes pulmonary infections, which could be observed by CT images of a patient's lungs as well as chest X-ray images. Clinicians have been able to observe and diagnose similar infections such as pneumonia using the aforementioned approach. By using a dataset of chest x-ray...

CAD4Silicosis is an artificial intelligence software, which assists users to detect silicosis. It is the only AI tool that is able to ‘select either silicosis or silicotuberculosis among no-silicosis chest radiographs (CXRs) (normal and TB)’ and, scores a digital X-ray image between 0 and 100. The...

The invention relates to a process for producing protein microparticles in dilute organic acid solutions and without the presence of an alcohol such as ethanol. The microparticles are formed by dissolving a cereal prolamin protein in a concentrated organic acid solution with agitation and then...

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (the Alliance) is collaborating with UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, on an initiative with the twofold objective of:

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