Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

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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 »

Submitted by (@kopanomatlwamabaso)

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Hope&Healing for Alzheimer's: Training for Trainers in Innovative Caregiving Methods

The primary goal of this project is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer’s by educating caregivers in interventions for non-pharmacological, holistic treatment. Another benefit is to caregivers, offering ways to reduce stress through acceptance and effective communication.

Submitted by (@jadeangelica)

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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.

Submitted by (@toctober1)

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Build Back Better After Ebola: The Aequitas Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Leadership

As West African leaders face the challenge of rebuilding decimated health systems, one replicable model exists—Rwanda. Partners In Health’s new University of Global Health Equity aims to reimagine health education and disseminate Rwanda’s remarkable innovations. As Aequitas Fellows at UGHE, emerging leaders from Ebola-affected countries will develop pragmatic leadership skills to effect transformational change.

Submitted by (@pdrobac)

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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.

Submitted by (@mlouis)

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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 »

Submitted by (@mpereira)

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"Shazam for Heartbeats" - Heart Sound Algorithm for Unprecedented Cardiac Care

This idea focuses on improving cardiac health monitoring, examination, and triage both domestically and abroad through advanced machine-learning algorithms. Eko, a San Francisco-based startup with cardiology advisors at UCSF and Stanford, is building an advanced heart sound and murmur decision-support algorithm that will greatly improve point-of-care cardiac monitoring both domestically and abroad. The Algorithm is in ...more »

Submitted by (@jasonbellet)

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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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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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