The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Quality Innovation Challenge awardees. The Quality Innovation Challenge supports visionary innovators, providers, advocates, and researchers who are courageous and creative in their pursuit to advance everyone’s right to quality sexual and reproductive health care.
The Packard Foundation launched the third Quality Innovation Challenge at the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda in 2018. More than 500 innovations were submitted and reviewed in-person and online. Today we are announcing nine new awardees who will receive grant awards of up to $100,000 each.
The Foundation supported Quality Innovation Challenges at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2013 and in Nusa Dua, Indonesia in 2016. Thus far, the Foundation has made 27 grants totaling nearly $1.9 million to fund Quality Innovation Challenge projects.
- WeAskLucyBot, Kenya – The Paradigm Youth Network Organization
- Amplifying an Online Network of Youth Voices for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Côte d’Ivoire – EngenderHealth
- U-Decide 2.0: Youth-led Social Accountability to Improve the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Uganda – Reach A Hand Uganda
- “Safe Love” Dating App Collaboration, India – Centre for Catalyzing Change
- Piloting an Accompaniment Model to Support Women During Medication Abortion, Mali – Population Services International
- “One-Stop Pleasure Shop” to Connect Youth with Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services, Mexico Vivo – Mexico
- Developing a Charter of Rights for Quality Abortion Care, India – Ibis Reproductive Health
- Providing Comprehensive Information About Medication Abortion Through AskNivi, India – Nivi, Inc
- Youth Community Scorecards to Improve Family Planning, Kenya – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill