UNICEF & The George Institute for Global Health Invite Innovations for psycho-social support for health workers

Invites Innovations for psycho-social Support for Health workers

The India Health Accelerator Program (IHAP), The George Institute for Global Health in partnership with UNICEF, aims to provide psychosocial support to the health care workers through disruptive innovations. We invite applications for Innovations for psycho-social support for health workers.

We are seeking readily deployable and scalable solutions that provide timely psycho-social support to health workers. The winners will be supported by UNICEF and TGI India in deploying and scaling up the solutions in India and other Low- and Middle-Income Countries. 

“The prolonged nature of the pandemic coupled with increased workload during these uncertain times pose immense threats to the wellbeing of healthcare workers. UNICEF and NIMHANS have been working towards developing cutting edge solutions to provide mental health support for health workers leveraging digital tools – Share Care App. We are delighted to partner with George Institute India Health Accelerator to identify disruptive solutions to ensure the “Safety and Wellness of HCWs” during the “Year dedicated to Health and Care Workers” said Dr Vivek Singh, Health Specialist and lead Investigator from UNICEF India country office.

“TGI India Health Accelerator has been established with the purpose of supporting social entrepreneurs to validate and scale their innovations within health systems. It is an immense honour to partner with UNICEF to scale up promising innovations towards providing psychosocial support to the 5.7 million plus health workers in India, this is an unprecedented opportunity” said Dr Oommen John, the TGI lead on this partnership.


First Prize : INR 100,000
Second Prize: INR 50,000

Brief Terms and Criteria:

  • The Innovation Invitation is for both individual innovators and companies
  • The awardees will be expected to deploy their solutions within 4 weeks of awards
  • The solution should be easily scalable and deployable throughout the country 
  • It must be cost-effective and must not cost anything to health workers
  • It must give utmost importance to user privacy 

Important Dates

  • Submission Open Till: 22nd August 2021 
  • Finals pitches: 27-28 August 2021