African Youth 2023 Malaria Innovation Essay Competition ($5,000 Prize)

Deadline for applications: May 25, 2023 | African Youth 2023 Malaria Innovation Essay Competition ($5,000 Prize)

Do you have a strong desire to improve your neighborhood and combat malaria, one of Africa’s most serious public health problems?

Do you have original thoughts and fresh ideas for fighting this disease? Then you should enter this contest!

In Africa, malaria is still a serious problem. The World Health Organization estimates that malaria killed more than 600,000 people worldwide in just 2021.

The Ifakara Health Institute and the Youth Advisory Council of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) have collaborated to launch the Malaria Innovation Essay Competition in an effort to raise awareness and develop a better understanding of malaria innovations. The purpose of this competition is to encourage young people to think creatively and develop original solutions to combat malaria, one of Africa’s most urgent public health problems. The competition aims to spark new thinking and accelerate the creation of workable and efficient malaria prevention strategies by giving young people a forum to present their creative ideas.

Title: African Youth 2023 Malaria Innovation Essay Competition ($5,000 Prize)
Nationality: All Young Africans Below 35 years
Amount: from $ 1,000 to $ 2,500
Deadline: May 25, 2023
 
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Conditions for Eligibility

  • All young African champions between the ages of 18 and 35 who are dedicated to the prevention and eradication of malaria are eligible to compete.
  • Participants might be asked to provide documentation of their age and African citizenship.
  • The challenge is available to all young people, regardless of their background, although membership in a national malaria youth army is a distinct advantage. Youth from various backgrounds are therefore encouraged to compete, and participation is open to anyone, regardless of academic or health-related background.

Format for a Competition

There will be two phases to the competition:

STAGE 1: ISSUE AN ESSAY CALL


Participants are asked to submit an essay in any of the following 5 tracks or topic areas, with a maximum word count of 2,000:

New Technologies and Approaches: The emphasis of this track may be on cutting-edge methods or tools for preventing, detecting, or treating malaria. Ideas for novel medications, medical devices, vaccinations, insecticides, and other interventions that could help lessen the effect of malaria in Africa are welcome as submissions.


Community-Based Solutions: This track may concentrate on efforts or programs run by the local community with the goal of preventing or treating malaria. Ideas for community-based treatment or preventative programs, outreach and education campaigns, and other community-driven projects are all acceptable submissions.
Social Innovation: This course can concentrate on creative methods for obtaining funding or spreading knowledge about malaria. Ideas for social media campaigns, crowdsourcing projects, or other innovative methods of enlisting the public and motivating action against malaria may be submitted.


Cross-Disciplinary Approaches: This course can concentrate on creative methods that bring together specialists from several professions to combat malaria. Ideas for interdisciplinary research partnerships, alliances between healthcare providers and community organizations, and other cross-disciplinary projects are all acceptable submissions.
Youth-led Solutions: This route could concentrate on African youth-led solutions in particular. Ideas for youth-led advocacy campaigns, creative methods for involving young people in malaria prevention and treatment activities, or other programs that encourage young people to take action against malaria are all acceptable submissions.


STAGE 2: ESSAYS FROM THE TOP 5 CHAMPION GROUPS ARE PRESENTED


The top five competitors will be given the opportunity to pitch their essays in a virtual competition. The elevator pitch, which should last no longer than five minutes, should highlight the essay’s potential significance, how it addresses malaria advances, and how youth champions may be effective advocates for advancing malaria innovations.

Language: English, French, or Portuguese are all accepted submission languages.

PRIZES

The top three winners will each get a monetary award of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000.
The essays of all finalists will be published, and they will each receive certificates of participation.

Timeline

  • World Malaria Day, April 25, 2023: An announcement regarding the request for articles.
  • Deadline for submissions is May 25. The evaluation and selection procedure takes place from May 26 through June 16, 2023.
  • Notification of the top 5 finalists on June 25, 2023.
  • The pitch competition was conducted on July 12, 2023.
  • On August 12, 2023, International Youth Day, the top three winners will be revealed.

For Additional Information

Visit the Malaria Innovation Essay Competition 2023 official website.

Title: African Youth 2023 Malaria Innovation Essay Competition ($5,000 Prize)
Nationality: All Young Africans Below 35 years
Amount: from $ 1,000 to $ 2,500
Deadline: May 25, 2023
 
YOA WhatsApp Link: Whatsapp 1 , Whatsapp 2 , Whatsapp 3Whatsapp 4
Whatsapp 5 , Whatsapp 6 , Whatsapp 7 , Whatsapp 8
TELEGRAM
YOA Telegram Link: Click Here
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