The 2023 USAID Emerging Health Threats Division Innovations Program

The 2023 USAID Emerging Health Threats Division, Innovations

The 2023 USAID Emerging Health Threats Division Innovations Program

The USAID Emerging Health Threats Division Innovations Program is a fiveyear initiative aimed at assisting innovative solutions to global health emergencies. The Emerging Health Threat Division functions to develop, facilitate, and support the launch of public health projects and activities that tackle the most pressing global health issues. These activities leverage the public health knowledge, expertise, and resources available to USAID partners to build the most effective and resilient responses to emerging health threats.

In collaboration with USAID, Project Last Mile is striving to recognize enterprises that show a proven or promising innovation to tackle arising disease prevention and/or control, are poised for growth, and would benefit from Project Last Mile’s technical assistance.

To support USAID Global Health Security (GHS) objectives, this program will aim to identify and strengthen market entry and scale-up of health innovations that can strengthen prevention, detection, and/or response to infectious disease threats around the world.

Solutions should concentrate on the late-stage development of a small form factor biomedical technology and support the following GHS Program objectives:

  • Reduced spillover of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in humans or animals from
    which zoonotic pathogens spillover;
  • Improved detection and/or identification of potential or real pathogens associated with
    EIDs; and/or
  • Improved understanding of the epidemiology of EIDs among humans, animals, insects, and/or the environment.

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Solutions may include any new / emerging technologies, products, processes, or approaches  that can support the key program objectives outlined below:

  • Prevent disease outbreaks
  • Detect threats early
  • Respond rapidly and effectively when outbreaks occur


Every enterprise will be corresponded with a PLM Subject Matter Expert (SME) and will obtain one-on-one technical advice, coaching, and mentoring assistance to design a solution to a key business challenge being faced by the enterprise. Enterprises may also be eligible for up to a maximum of US$200,000 in grant funding, in addition to separate technical assistance.

Application Deadline: July 28, 2023


The 2023 USAID Emerging Health Threats Division Innovations Program

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