The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking proposals from organizations and companies to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries.
The intent of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and resources. The types of collaboration include:
Every year an estimated 303,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 5.9 million children die, and an even greater number become infected with life-threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, and TB, among others. The vast majority of deaths due to these largely preventable causes occur in developing countries where access to health services is often poor.
Outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola and Zika only serve to further compound these health challenges, taxing already stressed health systems and elevating the risk of disease epidemics of global proportions.
This BAA seeks to generate new knowledge, tools, and approaches that can reduce developing country mortality down to the levels of more developed countries within a generation. USAID and partners will work to rapidly implement solutions and create an environment for sustainability, scalability, and ultimately health impact.
Public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under to submit proposals for funding under this BAA.
Further details are available via BAA-GLOBAL-HEALTH-2016.