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Innovations for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health Management in Primary Health Care (International call deadline)
Through this challenge, our objective is to identify two well-suited innovations for implementation in primary healthcare settings to enhance person-centered, high-quality care for Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and mental health. These selected technologies will receive support for feasibility assessment and preparation for deployment in primary healthcare facilities within the targeted Developing Member Countries (DMCs) in the ADB’s portfolio, specifically Bangladesh, Indonesia, or Uzbekistan.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including mental health conditions, present a significant challenge to public health and economies globally. The impact of NCDs and mental health conditions is particularly pronounced in the Asia-Pacific region, with a disproportionate burden on low- and middle-income countries. Introducing health technology innovations like point-of-care diagnostics, mobile health applications, telemedicine, wearable devices, and other artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled digital health tools, holds immense potential as a crucial intervention. These technologies are poised to enhance screening, diagnosis, self-care, and management of NCDs and mental health conditions for communities in primary healthcare settings.
Through this joint effort, PATH and ADB aim to drive the adoption of innovative technologies to elevate the management of NCDs and mental health at the primary care level.