Funding & support opportunities for African healthtech innovators

Written By

  • Zillah Waminaje

Geography-specific opportunities 

Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco & Tunisia: Applications are open for Halcyon‘s MENA fellowship which seeks to support innovators across the Middle East and North Africa with dynamic residencies, AWS cloud credits, mentorship, and a $5,000 stipend. Innovators leveraging technology to improve physical and mental healthcare outcomes can apply. More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2023 (Closing soon)

South Africa: The Global Environment and Technology Foundation through the Tuberculosis (TB) Contact Tracing Innovation Challenge is seeking organizations with existing or potential digital solutions to expand contact tracing using social networks among TB patients in emerging markets with high TB burdens. More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2023

Pan-African opportunities 

Wellcome and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are accepting project proposals from African innovators to strengthen health and disease modelling for public health decision-making in Africa. Successful proposals will receive up to £3 million in grants for a period of three to five years. More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 23, 2023

United Nations Population Fund, Organon, and MIT Solve are seeking solutions created by and for young people between the ages of 18-35 to address key challenges related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Selected solutions will participate in a virtual pitch event and a 6-month support program, and access up to $14,000. Apply here.
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2023

Applications are open for the Boabab Network accelerator program. Early-stage tech-enabled businesses in Africa will be provided with $100,000 investment capital and hands-on support. More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2023

The Science for Africa Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationPatrick J. McGovern Foundation, and other Grand Challenges partners are providing $2.4 million in grants to catalyze the equitable use of AI to improve global health. Each selected project will receive $100,000 in funding for a 12-month period. Apply here.
Deadline: Nov. 7, 2023

If you know of an organization which offers funding or support to businesses in African health tech, please let us know. Our team evaluates each support opportunity to share with our community of innovators. 


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