Fogarty International Center calls for mHealth interventions for low and middle income countries

The Fogarty International Center has issued a call for mobile health interventions and tools for low and middle income countries (LMICs). The program covers “exploratory and developmental research to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools” for LMICs that utilise new or emerging technologies.

The overall goal of the program is “to catalyze innovation through multidisciplinary research that addresses global health problems”, developing an evidence base to support use of mHealth tech in improving clinical and public health outcomes, and strengthening mHealth research capacity in LMICs. 

With a deadline of March 22nd, 2024, the program is open to applications from higher education institutions, nonprofits, for-profit organisations, and non-domestic entities, provided applicants can meet eligibility requirements.

The funding provides support for up to two years for technology development and feasibility studies, with the potential for “transition to expanded research support (R33 phase) for validation, larger-scale feasibility, and effectiveness studies”, dependent on the completion of applicant-defined milestones, program priorities, and fund availability.

The notice highlights that the Center would be particularly interested in “innovative, well-designed multidisciplinary projects that aim to generate generalizable knowledge for the field”.

To read details on the funding in full, please click here.

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