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Promoting the collaborative development of applications for investments in digital health global goods

Digital Square supports investments in digital health global goods, which are tools that are adaptable to different countries and contexts. Mature digital health global good software is software that is  Free and Open Source (FOSS), is supported by a strong community, has a clear governance structure, is funded by multiple sources, has been deployed at significant scale, is used across multiple countries, has demonstrated effectiveness, is designed to be interoperable, and is an emergent standard application.

Active and open notice calls

Digital Square is now accepting applications for Notice G0.1: Oxford Open Digital Health Supplement. While there have been a handful of publications evaluating the costs of digital health investments, there continues to be inadequate evidence evaluating the impact of these investments on health outcomes. As such, Digital Square is seeking authors to submit original work to a potential Oxford Open Digital Health peer review publication supplement. The supplement’s aim is to provide evidence of the health impact (e.g., coverage gains, lives saved, cases averted, DALYs averted) and/or cost-effectiveness of digital health interventions, particularly tools listed as global goods. Digital Square will be generating one method paper that can be shared with authors to potentially help inform methodologies. The method paper will focus on leveraging the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) and Digital’s Square’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Tool to understand impact and costs. Alternative methods are also welcome. We are encouraging submission in a variety of health areas. To be considered for funding, the submissions must be in relation to a global good.

  • Notice G0.1: Oxford Open Digital Health Supplement | Live: March 21, 2023 - April 25, 2023

  • Notice G: Global Goods

    Digital Square is excited to launch the Notice G calls focusing on identification and advancement of Global Goods.  Digital Square is refreshing its global good list, including the digital tools that will be featured in its Global Goods Guidebook (version 4 to be published in 2023). We are looking for innovative companies interested in working with us to increase the availability, adaptability, and maturity of high-quality digital health tools to address country-driven health needs. Successful applicants to this call will join the global goods community, receive funding to attend the 2023 Global Good Innovators Meeting, and a fixed award of up to $25,000 to support the publication of data on the impact and/or scale of the candidate global good.

    We are excited to have 3 rounds focused on the 3 types of Global Goods (Software, Content and Services), the first round on Software Global Goods is closed and the Global Goods were identified and published

    • Notice G1: Content Global Goods | Launch date: TBD 2023.
    • Notice G2: Service Global Goods | Launch date: TBD 2023

Previous and closed notice calls

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