Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

(@henrynyombi)

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Open opportunities for Africans with disabilities to access quality health services

5 million disabled people in Uganda are so poorly served by health services as 45 percent die because they are not included in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs. A project to train Ugandan health experts on working with the disabled could be a model to improve healthcare across Africa.

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(@edith0)

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Training patient families with health skills to improve outcomes and save lives

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.

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(@pdrobac)

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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.

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(@kopanomatlwamabaso)

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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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(@lebrasseur.nathan)

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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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(@llphung)

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Improving the Health and Well-being of 1.5 million Smallholder Farmers

Unilever’s supply chain includes 1.5 million smallholder farmers. The idea is to use our agricultural supply chain as a delivery channel to provide access to solutions such as water purifiers, improved cook stoves, solar lights, etc. to improve the health of these farmers and their families

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(@poonacha)

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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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(@jadeangelica)

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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.

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(@eanance)

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Disease-directed engineering

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 »

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(@jocelynwyatt)

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Asili: Codesigning the Future of the DRC

Asili is a sustainable community-owned startup designed and created through a partnership between the American Refugee Committee and IDEO.org in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was developed based on the needs and desires of the community and offers a three-pronged approach to better health: a clinic, clean water, and an agricultural center.

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(@jasonbellet)

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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 »

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(@mpereira)

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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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