We are excited to announce that Scope Impact has joined a new partnership in launching the #ClimateXHealth Challenge, a global search for innovations that build sustainable healthcare systems. The partnership, lead by PATH, also includes in addition to Scope Impact, the RockerFeller Foundation, India Environmental Defense Fund, the Principal Scientific Adviser of the Government of India, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation India, USAID, Selco Foundation, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms CDP and SocialAlpha.
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250,000 additional deaths per year and a loss of $2-4 billion every year globally. The climate crisis threatens to undo the last 50 years of progress in global health and can critically imperil the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and associated goals.
The #CliamteXHealth Challenge therefore seeks product and process innovations, solutions on adaptation, mitigation, environmental governance, or local community participation for climate-resilient health systems and related health risks in India, as well as for similar low and middle-income countries.
The programme will focus on three key approaches to product and process innovations:
With the impacts of changing climatic conditions such as vector-borne and diarrheal diseases as well as climate-related hazards such as heatwaves, floods, wildfires, and air pollution more evident, climate-resilient health systems become crucial in mitigating against climate-related shocks and stressors as they confer essential protection to communities.
Through the #ClimateXHealth Challenge, PATH and its partners will provide a platform for innovators to showcase and scale solutions, which can be adopted and implemented in the existing public health facilities in India and low-and middle-income countries in South Asia and Africa.
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