Spark Health Africa is pleased to announce that, effective 1 March 2024, it has executed a grant agreement with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Through this grant, Spark Health Africa will support the operationalization of the National Multisectoral Early Childhood Development Program in Tanzania as well as provide Technical Assistance in the Scaling of Early Childhood Development initiatives in the Lake Region Economic Bloc of Kenya.

EXPANDNET is providing additional resources to enable Spark Health Africa to facilitate a workshop on the Science of Scaling in the Lake Region Economic Bloc of Kenya.

International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grant making foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to ensure healthy early childhood development and sustainable livelihoods for youth and refugee populations, support young people transitioning out of foster care, improve access to housing and support services for people experiencing homelessness, identify solutions to safe water access, and lift the work of Catholic sisters.

Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with approximately $7 billion in assets. It has awarded grants to date totalling more than $3.2 billion worldwide, and $290 million in 2023. Please visit for more information.

Spark Health Africa is pleased to have the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to help us meet our mission to IGNITE the power of African public-sector health teams and stakeholders to INNOVATE and improve service delivery, inspiring a culture of ownership and accountability in order to positively IMPACT health systems for healthy and productive individuals, families and communities.