PDHA's Origins

"PDHA began in Italy in 2018 to promote digital innovation in the disease prevention and treatment journey." After three successful Italian editions, MSD and DHA launched the first autonomous European version in 2021.


Our international volunteer judging panel is comprised of European patient advocacy associations and patients.


Projects can include apps, telemedicine platforms, AI, VR/AR, IoT products, wearables, and DTx solutions.

European PDHA Mission


Each category prize was established in € 2.000. Winning projects are published on pdha.eu and are announced in press releases.


Winners of each Area of Focus were presented in the European PDHA 2021 Awards Ceremony that took place on 23th September. Watch the recordings of the Ceremony here

More than merely an award, the European PDHA initiative bolsters the vital role of healthcare innovation at the rapidly evolving intersection of technology and science, for both patients and providers.



For making European PDHA 2021 possible, thanks to: Active Citizenships Network (ACN), Allied for Startups, Digital Europe, European Cancer Organization (ECO), European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), Dr. Usman Khan, and the Young Coalition for Prevention and Vaccination.


EUPDHA21 Award Ceremony

PDHA 2021 - Save the Date

Watch the recordings of the EUPDHA21 Awards Ceremony here and discover more about the winners and their Top classified solutions.