Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant for NTD Data Innovation Incubator
Grand Challenges Data innovator
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a Grand Challenges fund for an NTD Data Innovation Incubator "to identify and support innovative solutions (digital and non-digital1) aimed at solving critical data-related challenges. This work seeks to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine NTD data and ensure programmatic decision-making is based on the best available data."
The NTD Data Innovation Incubator (the “Incubator”) will focus on eight priority problem areas, or “use cases.” These use cases are aligned with the four priority data sources for decision-making:
- Treatment Registers
- Census Data
- Drug Ledgers
- Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) survey data (including routine mass drug administration (MDA) data monitoring and impact evaluation surveys)