Swiss Leading House for South Africa, call for proposals

The Swiss Leading House together with the South African Leading House are calling for proposals with the topic "Social Innovations in Preventative Health for Human Settlements in South Africa".

South Africa faces a human settlement challenge, with over 7.5 million people living in formal settlements with little to no access at all to basic services such as water and sanitation.

The aim of this call and challenge is to identify and support novel innovations in human settlements that contribute towards improved living conditions and therefore better health, be it social, business or technology-based.

This concerns especially the public health issues of diseases related to ambient air pollution, indoor fuel combustion, materials used for building, chemicals and waste disposal.

For further information, please visit and view the following document.

SIIH Challenge (PDF, 590 KB)

Raffael Wehrli