Dr. Melchor Victor G. Frias, IV
Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A
Room 6301, 3F De La Salle Angelo King Medical Research Center, Gov. D Mangubat Ave., Burol Main, Dasmariñas City, Cavite, 4114
Developed by Filipino/s
Implemented in the Philippines for at least one (1) year (note: COVID-19 related innovations will be accepted even if these have been implemented for less than a year)
Based on an identified priority health need of a community or geographical context
Complete submission entry form (that has enough information for a fair review) submitted within the set deadline
Degree of Innovativeness (25%) - The innovation provides a novel approach to address a systemic health challenge within its local context, providing an alternative to the status quo.
Significance (15%) - The innovation addresses a health priority of the Philippines, or a localized priority (e.g. prevalent yet neglected health problem in a town or a marginalized group).
Participatory & Co-owned (15%) - Participatory approach is evident in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the innovation.
Potential for Further Research or Scale (15%) - There are clear plans for further research and development of the innovation.
Inclusiveness (10%) - The innovation has the potential to be used by a large number of people, enhancing equity and access.
Effectiveness (10%) - The innovation has a demonstrated positive outcome on the health challenge it is addressing.
Affordability (10%) - The innovation is affordable to the poor or to those who are otherwise excluded; or the solution is more cost-effective than the status quo.
Shortlisting and Final Selection
The HRDCR IV-A will conduct the initial review and shortlisting of applications based on the eligibility criteria, and endorse the shortlisted entries to the GCARSIH Secretariat. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be notified accordingly.
The Final Selection will be conducted by an independent panel of experts convened by the GCARSIH Secretariat. The innovations will be scored on a scale of 1-5 in 0.5 increments. The panel may conduct on-site or online validation calls (e.g. telephone or video conference).
The panel has the prerogative not to give the award if the innovations fail to reach the threshold score. The decision of the panel is final.
The top innovations in health will receive a cash prize, eligibility for a research and development grant, and a training package with subject matter experts to enable the project to further expand and scale.
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- Measuring outcomes and impact
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- Writing a research and development proposal for your social innovation