Implementing Solutions

Frontlines of Health

How can communities invest in frontline health workers and services to improve their access to effective and affordable care?

Submissions are Closed


Paurvi Bhatt

Vice President- Philanthropy, Medtronic, PLC; President, Medtronic Foundation

Jim Campbell

Director, Health Workforce Department, World Health Organization

Dr. Angela Chaudhuri

Director and Member of the Governing Body, Swasti Health Catalyst

Zen Chu

Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT

Justin Dangel

Co-Founder + CEO, Ready Responders, Inc.

Julie Essiam

CEO, Africans4Africa

Mary-Ann Etiebet

Lead & Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

Pape Gaye

President & CEO, IntraHealth International

Angela Gichaga

CEO, Financing Alliance for Health

Cheryl Hicks

Executive Director & CEO, Toilet Board Coalition

Jonathan Jackson

Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi

Elizabeth McGovern

Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation; Executive Director, WEEMA International

Kavita Patel

Nonresident Fellow - Economic Studies, Center for Health Policy, Brookings Institution

Phillip T. (Terry) Ragon

CEO, Founder, and Owner, InterSystems Corporation

Ferdinando Regalia

Head, Social Protection and Health Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Iyah Romm

Chief Executive Officer, Cityblock Health

English Sall

Vice-Chair, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria

Pierre R. Theodore

Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Qian Xu

Professor, School of Public Health, Fudan University


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Chair of the Board of Gavi, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations

Peter Sands

Executive Director, The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.


The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth using technology. 

Potential for Impact: 

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives. 


The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.


It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

Innovative Approach: 

This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge

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