Home > News > Events 10 October 2013 Pioneers of Health Challenge The search is on for the most creative and innovative leaders in health work across the continent of Africa. Entries for the Pioneers of Health Challenge close on 15 October. 0 GOOD Worldwide Inc (good.is) - an integrated media, thought leadership and community action platform - is offering innovators in health the opportunity to make a worldwide impact with the Pioneers of Health Challenge. The Challenge will offer exchange and collaboration to up to five innovators who are spearheading groundbreaking health initiatives. Working with GOOD and its partners, winners will receive a four-day trip to Cape Town, South Africa to exchange ideas, and learn how to elevate and expand their initiatives.The GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge is part of the GOOD Global Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. GOOD is now accepting submissions from individuals (who can also represent their business or non-profit organisations) across the continent of Africa who are pioneering innovative health solution in the areas of Maternal & Child Health; HIV/AIDS & Reproductive Health; and TB & Malaria. Between now and October 15, applicants can enter to receive an all-expenses paid trip to Cape Town, South Africa to share and accelerate exciting solutions in health with fellow innovators, prominent health leaders, government officials and other nonprofit organisations. Online votingGOOD's Pioneers of Health Challenge builds on the model and insights of the GOOD Exchange, which convened community development leaders for a weeklong fellowship in Los Angeles this past August. One of the fellowship participants, the South Africa-based Name Your Hood, is among the Pioneers of Health Challenge partners.A panel of judges will select the top finalists that will move on to the voting round. In keeping with GOOD's crowd-sourced participation and community-building ethos, the GOOD community will vote online for their favourite projects. After community voting has closed, a panel of judges will select the winners from among the top-voted submissions."The GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge aims to discover creative health and development innovations that could impact communities across the world," said Casey Caplowe, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, GOOD Worldwide. "At GOOD HQ, we know that often the best solutions are collaborative and have surprising origins, and that bringing these initiatives together can ignite even greater creativity. We're thrilled to collaborate with organisations like the Gates Foundation that are supporters of successful health interventions globally."For more information on the GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge, visit http://pioneersofhealth.maker.good.is/ More in News Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit More: NewsEvents advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Bacteria may slow the spread of Zika Medical British babies tested for cholesterol Fitness 9 ways yoga can improve your sex life Medical Natural disasters linked to dementia Medical When your bowel movements go wrong . . . News Nerve stimulation restores sense of touch to arm amputees From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.