AVPN Webinar: Accelerating Health Innovations and Innovative Financing Models in Response to COVID-19


This is a Three-Part Series of Webinars
Accelerating Health Innovations and Innovative Financing Models in Response to COVID-19

Public health emergencies like COVID-19 put a strain on health systems. While healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators have the ability to improve access and affordability to healthcare solutions, they are faced with challenges which include access to capital and access to markets. To improve chances of success, there is a need for collaboration amongst governments, capital providers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and civil society to promote innovative financing mechanisms such as blended finance, pay for performance models, that can improve outcomes and scale.

Objective & Approach:

The webinar promoted interaction and knowledge-sharing amongst healthcare entrepreneurs/innovators, development partner agencies, and healthcare financing experts, including philanthropists, corporations, among others, who have a shared vision of supporting the Government Of India’s (GOI) COVID-19 response.

Key Discussion Points:

  • In-depth insights into innovative health solutions (inclusive business models) that are looking to address key health emergencies including COVID-19
  • Unraveling common challenges faced by health entrepreneurs and their expectations in terms of financing options, policy support, etc.
  • Learn more about innovative blended finance models, including development impact bonds, that can contribute towards improved health outcomes for the underserved
  • Looking ahead – perspectives and interactive discussions on how stakeholders can collaborate, leverage resources and tackle health emergencies in a more coordinated and time-bound manner


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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