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MIT Solve and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Novel Measurement for Performance Improvement Challenge

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on July 11, 2022 in Research Funding

MIT Solve, in collaboration with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks solutions that will offer new ways of measuring primary health care performance improvement in low- and middle-income countries. To that end, this Challenge seeks novel and improved methods that:

  • Employ unconventional or proxy data sources to inform primary health care performance improvement;
  • Provide improved measurement methods that are low cost, fit-for-purpose, shareable across information systems, and streamlined for data collectors;
  • Leverage existing systems, networks, and workflows to streamline the collection and interpretation of data to support meaningful use of primary health care data;
  • Provide actionable, accountable, and accessible insights for health care providers, administrators, and/or funders that can be used to optimize the performance of primary health care; and
  • Balance the opportunity for frontline health workers to participate in performance improvement efforts with their primary responsibility as care providers.

A total of $500,000 USD is available to fund up to 8 projects. Projects will be funded in two categories: early-stage, and growth.

The full call is available here.


Internal: August 2, 2022 at 4:30pm. Contact email is For additional resources, click here for guidance on internal deadlines and submission processes.

Funder: August 9, 2022 at 9pm AST.