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WHO Western Pacific Innovation Challenge: Innovation for the Futures of Public Health

Published: 16.11.2021

The Innovation team at the WPRO is hosting the first-ever “WHO Western Pacific Innovation Challenge: Innovation for the Futures of Public Health,” looking for public health innovation solutions applicable to, or target the Western Pacific Region.

30 finalists will be invited to present their solutions to the WHO WPRO Member States and other stakeholders at the WHO Western Pacific Innovation Forum early next year. They will also be invited to submit Viewpoint (peer review articles) to The Lancet Regional Health- Western Pacific.


The Innovation Challenge is open to all public health innovators from any of WHO’s Member States, but especially those investing in the countries and areas of the Western Pacific Region, or those willing to explore opportunities there. Any person from or organization registered in any WHO Member State is eligible to submit their work.

Submissions from individuals or organizations who are working with or have worked with military, arms, tobacco, alcohol or pharmaceutical products or services, or for advertising of these commercial products or services will not be accepted. Submissions should also have not been produced with funds or any kind of support from the above-mentioned industries. Entries must also be original solutions.

Submission deadline:

All submissions must be received by 30 November 2021, 11:59 PM Manila Time (GMT +8).

The finalists will be selected in early January 2022 and contacted individually via email.

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