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.
Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!
Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako
- Peter Drobac, Presenter, Build Back Better After Ebola: The Aequitas Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Rubayat Khan, Presenter, Doctor-in-a-tab
- Abraham Verghese, Presenter, Back to the Bedside: Restoring PRESENCE to American Medicine
- Jocelyn Wyatt, Presenter, Asili: Co-designing the Future of the DRC
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.
Technology advances have come with diminished physician skill at the bedside. We miss obvious diagnoses written on the body, and send patients for costly, hazardous tests. Our project is to celebrate the most important physician tools: eyes, ears, hands and a culture of ministering to the patient.
“Imagine the Kenyan Coast being the next hub where agriculture, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation,smart marketing, and women driven small holder farming (mining green gold) intersect to produce an everlasting change. This is what the idea is all about.”
Give rural pharmacists a tablet app to gather patient history & vitals, and facilitate a telemedicine call with city doctors/ specialists, ending with a printed & signed prescription to be filled immediately. Patients also get discounted referrals & a fingerprint-backed medical record on the cloud.
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 »
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
Parents in resource constrained environments return home after childbirth in a hospital or clinic with very little or no health information about best practices of infant care. We certify and train new parents with necessary skills to care for their newborns in the hospital and at home.
Our aim is to continue growing the concept of bringing arts as an integrated service and therapeutic tool to hospitals globally.
The pilot program initiated in Kochi, India, has become a huge success and moreover a self-sustainable integral part to the hospital's daily activities.
I propose a social marketing campaign to inform and educate the public, especially young adults, about the effectiveness and safety and convenience of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
Despite the significant financial investment we have made, we are still struggling to fully understand and adequately treat the majority of complex diseases. At the moment, the platforms used to investigate a disease are completely separate from those that are then used to develop treatments or treat a disease. Instead, we need simplified technologies that can first gather information about the disease environment, and ...more »
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 »
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.
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.
Access to sanitation is a human right, yet 70% of the population in India living in rural villages & urban slums have no access. Women limit their daily movements, food & drink intake and are vulnerable to sexual violence. With crowdmap technology we plan to pinpoint hotspots and find solutions.