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Call for Application: Health Meets Tech Innovation Challenge Kenya

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iHub

Nairobi, Nairobi County

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Join us on the 9th-10th June 2018 as multi-disciplinary teams compete to develop innovative health solutions to tackle health challenges across East Africa.

This year, the Health meets Tech innovation challenge welcomes the development of solutions from the following thematic areas:

  1. Theme1: Universal Health Coverage: Develop solutions to make it easy for clients to subscribe and pay for health services via mobile money
  2. Theme 2: Develop Mapping Solutions: Mapping of doctors, nurses, medical officers, hospitals, dispensaries, pharmacies, ambulances, paramedics, clinical officers, (public vs private) etc. mapping of free health services, health insurance products etc
  3. Theme 3; Develop solutions to tackle the problem of Nutrition: how do we get people aware of proper nutrition needs to reduce lifestyle and Non Communicable Diseases (messaging solutions to create awareness)/education on better nutrition
  4. Theme 4: Develop solutions to tackle Maternal Health/newborn/child health: Areas of consideration: Danger signs (how do you tell if the baby is unwell?), Newborn health, prenatal/birth support/postnatal/ postpartum; Mother-child transmission; Vaccines (level of care/confidence - availability, record keeping, timing for when needed etc) (record keeping- which vaccine is for what etc
  5. Theme 5: Develop solutions for warning systems: alerts for Epidemics (Cholera, Typhoid), weather warnings (floods/drought); Adolescent health ; Mental health and early detection of terminal illnesses like HIV,TB, Malaria etc.

We are inviting individuals, teams and companies in the tech community both locally (to Nairobi) and on a global scale to take part. Ideal teams should be made up with a mix of developers, designers and medical practitioners (either doctors, nurses, medical officers).

iHub and Epic Africa will support the winning team through providing them with 100,000 Kenya Shilling cash prize (tax inclusive) , incubation support and enabling environment to pilot their solutions.

If you are interested to participate in this innovation challenge, we invite you to sign up here to attend the two-day event to develop solutions to advance the improvement of healthcare in Kenya. This innovation challenge is open to all - people in the healthcare industry (doctors, nurses, medical workers, pharmacists etc) as well as innovators and techies.

The Health meets Tech innovation challenge is organised by iHub and EpiAfric, with support from Facebook.

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