Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

Challenge: Spotlight Health

Improving Care for 50 Million in Tanzania with Lung Diseases

The shortage of trained pulmonary care providers in Tanzania is especially dire since five of the top ten causes of death in the country – TB, HIV, COPD, cancer and pneumonia involve pulmonary diseases. We want to expand and improve bronchoscopy training for doctors in Tanzania before there is no one left who is adequately trained to perform this procedure.

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Gaming to Create Communities in Pediatric Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of children. Current mechanisms to engage children in their asthma care are not working adequately. We will develop an asthma game where success is dependent upon medication compliance, exercising and active engagement on a web-based social network platform.

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Open network to promote the diffusion of healthcare technologies

Many technologies that reach the market are not adopted after years of costly development. In fact, for healthcare technologies, scientific evidence is not enough to drive adoption; rather, there is an interplay between the technological and social systems that needs to be deeply understood to generate meaningful innovation. This idea aims to fill this gap by creating a collaborative online platform to favor the communication ...more »

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Emergency Department

Emergency Departments (ED) act as a safety net for vulnerable populations. We developed an interdisciplinary health professional program to train students as patient navigators who assess and address social determinants of health for patients seeking ED care.http://www.studenthotspotters.com/

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A new “Craigslist” for Sustainable Connected Communities

Untapped knowledge and skills are going wasted each day, while communities struggle to get back on their feet economically. Using technology, crowdsourcing, an open source platform, and returning “to the basics”, communities can be empowered through education, resources, and collaborative efforts.

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For the Good Period: Improving Health, Empowering Women, Strengthening Communities

Adolescent girls in developing countries lack resources to manage menstruation, creating health risks and barriers to education. For the Good Period works to provide reusable sanitary pads and sexual and reproductive health education at a meaningful scale.

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Transforming Personal & Societal Wellbeing -- Healing Afghanistan

60% of Afghans suffer from stress and mental heath disorders caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. There are only two psychiatrists treating ~30 million Afghans. Provide a wellbeing platform via the mobile phone to bring global experts to collaborate with Afghan community.

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Village Square: It takes a village to raise a child with a life-limiting illness

Village Square is a web-based application designed to help children with life-limiting illnesses stay in their home, preventing re-admission to the hospital. The family is at the center of a town square, with links to their physicians, symptom management, medication list and health recommendations.

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Enabling Social Networks for Long-term Care

The use of social networks to manage long-term health conditions is cost effective and improves outcomes. Herein, we propose a technology-enabled, evidence-based approach to help individuals with chronic conditions seamlessly tap into personal and professional support resources. The overarching goal is to improve health outcomes and make caregiving sustainable.

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Using big data to prevent HIV in at risk communities

A big data analytics platform to reduce HIV for at risk communities by providing government, educational and research organizations with unique health behavior data-sharing tools and access to hard-to-reach communities for individual and community-level interventions

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Ona Mtoto Wako

The “Ona-Matoto-Lako” (see your baby) project will take lifesaving antenatal care to pregnant women in remote parts of low & middle income countries, where women will be given an opportunity to come “see their baby” through ultrasonagraphy, free of charge using a mobile ultrasonagraphy bus. This “see your baby” visit will be used as an opportunity to tackle the leading causes of maternal & new born deaths by identifying ...more »

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Designing a Strengthened Healthcare System for Liberia

This proposal will enable MASS Design Group to succund requested staff members to Liberia’s Ministry of Health to provide consulting and design services that will aid the country in the long-term strengthening of its health system and infrastructure.

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