Climate X Health Challenge by PATH
In the upcoming years, climate change’s negative consequences on human health are certain to worsen. This has reinforced the need to construct sustainable, climate-resilient healthcare facilities that can respond quickly to disasters.
PATH is launching the Climate X Health Challenge to address climate change’s impact on health. It is a platform to accelerate the deployment of near-ready climate-responsive solutions in public health settings that focus on tackling the impact of climate change vis-à-vis public health.
Climate-resilient health infrastructure acts as the first line of defence against climate-related shocks by providing community care. Hazards like heatwaves, floods, wildfires, and air pollution are on the rise making a strong health system quintessential.
With the vision to accelerate the deployment of near-ready climate-responsive solutions in public health settings that focus on tackling the impact of climate change vis-à-vis public health.
PATH is offering a platform for low-cost, accessible, and reproducible innovations that support health systems’ capacity, resilience, and adaptation to extreme climate change threats and associated health consequences in order to meet those demands.
Here, Innovators can showcase their solutions and innovations, which can be adopted and implemented in the existing public health facilities.
Area of Focus:
Climate X Health work towards Adaptation, mitigation, environmental governance, and local community participation for climate-resilient health systems and related health risks with a special focus on:
1. Decarbonizing public health facilities: Innovators who can find sustainable solutions to health-care operations.
2. Risk mitigation and adaptation for health system preparedness: Innovators who gather and compile meteorological and weather information for use in public health institutions.
3. Enhancing community engagement and capacity development on climate-induced health risks: individuals who involve communities in tackling the health implications of climate change.
What do you get:
1. Direct access to public health stakeholders: Key stakeholders include government, health agencies, donors and development partners.
2. Expert support: Expert advisory will be provided in refining operational plans, navigating the regulatory landscape, and understanding national and global market dynamics.
3. Market validation: Access and technical support will be provided to the innovators in performing market validation of their innovations.
4. Scaled positioning and visibility: Opportunity of inclusion in the compendium of the challenge disseminated across public health networks in a dissemination workshop.
Who can apply?
- Enterprises (Indian or global) including Profit/Not for Profit organizations
- Process innovations that are beyond the conceptual stage and with a robust methodology
- Product Innovations that are at TRL 8 or 9
Application Deadline: 6 January 2023