Nigeria Health Innovation Marketplace seeks to identify, incubate, and spur promising health innovations that tackle healthcare challenges and catalyze progress in improving health outcomes

The Nigeria Health Innovation Marketplace is a convergence platform for key actors in the country’s healthcare innovation ecosystem. The marketplace aims to spur broad scale innovations in health, support social entrepreneurship, and connect actors in the innovation ecosystem with the intent to leapfrog constrains and accelerate improvement in outcomes. NHIM is interested in a wide array of innovations ranging from process, technology to new markets and more across the healthcare value chain.

The NHIM focuses on four inter-related core objectives:
  • Identify promising innovations
     – To showcase and spur health innovation to catalyze progress in meeting health-related SDGs
  • Incubate and create linkages that will enable scale
    – To provide market linkages and incubation support to enable health innovation to achieve scale.
  • Convergence platform around health innovation
    – To build a sustainable convergence platform around health innovation
  • Invest for impact in selected opportunities
    – To make targeted investments in selected innovations that make it through the incubator.

Early results and lessons from the NHIM have informed the structure of the Innovation Fund DLI of the Federal Ministry of Health’s Saving One Million Lives Initiative Program-for-Results (SOMLP4R).NHIM is also mobilizing a private sector-driven innovation map with active support from private sector organizations that provide on-going accelerator support and mentorship to enable promising health innovations achieve scale. In all of this, the private sector continues to be an essential actor in catalyzing, promoting and investing in innovative approaches and social enterprises.

Components of NHIM include:

Health Innovation Development Accelerator Program (HiDAP)

HiDAP is designed as a bespoke non-residential program for innovators that combines real-world experience with established business principles. It combines academic frameworks and theories with in-field experience, application and testing.

HiDAP Inaugural Set

Abiola Oshunniyi

Victoria Enwemadu

David Albert

Shola Molemodile

Tope Oni

Chizaram Ucheaga

Charles Akhimien

Olusoga Oni
Rahma Hassan

Desayo Ajisegiri


For more information, visit NHIM web portal