The Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award 2022 (making healthcare financially more accessible in low-income communities)

26 November, 2021

Dear Neil & HIFA colleagues,

Through SIHI (Social Innovation in Health Initiative; I've come to learn of the Swiss Re Foundation's Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award; I think this may be of interest to some HIFA members and others in their networks.

Quoting from their website (, "The Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award 2022 is an invitation to (social) entrepreneurs working in low and middle-income countries to make healthcare financially more accessible in low-income communities."

"To be eligible for the award, an enterprise must take a business-minded approach that increase the resources available to households to pay for healthcare or that reduces the risk of lasting economic vulnerability or poverty following an illness or accident.

The three finalists will be awarded with funding up to USD 700 000 and non-financial support from experts across Swiss Re and beyond."

Please visit their website for further information and a brochure about the open call. You can also learn about past awardees.

Best wishes


Dr Julie N Reza

HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group.

Email: naimareza AT