Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

(@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 »

(@kimdoylewille)

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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.

(@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.

(@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.

(@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

(@mmurphy)

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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.

(@abrahamv)

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Back to the Bedside: Restoring PRESENCE to American Medicine

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.

(@k.anderson)

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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.

(@jasonkpanda)

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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

(@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.

(@lisu00)

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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.

(@michaeljohnson)

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Science Sound Bites Podcast

Science Sound Bites is a podcast designed to supplement middle and high school STEM curriculum. The set up is I interview a scientist about their research in layman’s terms, while interjecting terminology used in current science syllabi, thus giving their lessons real world scientific applications.

(@rubayat)

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Doctor-in-a-tab

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.

(@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 »