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Malaria in Nigeria

A unique innovation opportunity hosted by Xinova
and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Learn how to participate

Nigeria is the most malaria burdened
country in the world


Nigerian population at risk of contracting Malaria


Nigerian deaths per year due to Malaria (more than HIV/AIDS)


Outpatient visits are related to Malaria in Nigeria


The mortality rate of
children under 5

Committed to Nigeria

Malaria is the leading cause of death in Nigeria. An estimated 54 million cases of malaria per year result in 82,000 yearly deaths.


The Opportunity

Applications must be submitted by May 13th, 2019

Apply now


Xinova, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is seeking five innovators to collaborate and identify new approaches to improve the ability to track malarial supplies, particularly Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) and anti-malarial medicines, throughout this low resource setting. 

Proposed solutions should meet the following criteria:

  1. Provide accurate and complete supply chain data across all levels of the supply chain, including the last mile, in as close to real time as possible
  2. Lowers the amount of work required by clinic workers
  3. Be cost effective and sustainable once implemented at scale
  4. Can be tested at low cost in a follow-on project

How do I participate?

  1. Join the Xinova Innovator Network
  2. View the Opportunity
  3. Submit your application by May 13th, 2019
  4. Xinova team selects 4-5 innovators to participate

What happens if I’m selected?

You are invited to participate in a 2-day Rapid Innovation Session in Seattle, WA which includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations & per diem
  • Paid honorarium for your time
  • Paid time to prepare report
  • $10,000 for the top 2 ideas
  • Opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm with like-minded innovators to solve this challenge

Important Dates

  1. Deadline for application 5/13/19

  2. Notification of acceptance 5/24/19
  3. Two pre-session calls late-May, 2019
  4. Innovation session mid-June, 2019
  5. Reports due early July, 2019

Want to be part of the solution?

Here’s your chance to do it and get paid. Sign-up to the Xinova Innovator Network
and apply to be part of this incredible opportunity. 

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Why I Invent.


An Innovation Opportunity

funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Apply by May 13, 2019


OUR GOAL: a world free of malaria.

Xinova is brainstorming and testing truly innovative solutions to improve the timeliness, quality and visibility of data for the malaria supply chain in Northern Nigeria.

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