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US foundation offers $130,000 grant to NFPs tackling global health issues

A global organisation is offering NFPs a chance at funding and to work collaboratively with the healthcare sector across the world

A worldwide foundation working on expanding access to healthcare for the world’s most disadvantaged are offering up to $AU130,000 to health organisations.

The Medtronic Foundation is seeking applicants to test innovation and sustainable solutions for efficient healthcare delivery. The successful organisations will receive a one-year grant valued between $AU65,000 to $AU130,000.

“In addition to new resources, we know that part of a strategic response to healthcare for the underserved includes a redirection of existing resources to deliver more efficient results,” the foundation said in a statement.

On top of the grant, the successful applicants will collaborate with the foundation and organisations across the world in a global learning project aimed at finding solutions for delivering healthcare and addressing barriers of time and workforce capability.

“We’re eager to learn if proven efficiency solutions from other sectors (i.e. agriculture, education, technology, etc.) can be applied in health,” the statement read.

The Medtronic Foundation specifically focuses on testing and learning from other sectors that have documented outcomes in a variety of areas with proven impacts across individuals, systems, management and advocacy.

The organisation will build on the belief that approaches in health care generate performance. They are eager to develop skills and strategies through a collaborative partnership around how existing resources can be better used to improve healthcare.

“In addition to new resources, we know that part of a strategic response to healthcare for the underserved includes a redirection of existing resources to deliver more efficient results,” the Medtronic Foundation said.

The foundation is aiming to partner with organisations that have demonstrated skills in serving underserved populations, has experience in piloting innovative projects, has a strategic focus in leading global change and demonstrated efficiency.

“With roots in the world’s largest medical technology company, the Medtronic Foundation, along with its partners, has an opportunity and a responsibility to be a leader on global issues impacting health.

“We recognise that addressing health issues is complex and requires partnership.”

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