All women need access to antenatal care in pregnancy, skilled care during childbirth & support weeks after childbirth. Our maternal health hackathon is aimed at developing tech solutions to improve maternal health outcomes in Africa.
Sexual and reproductive health
Johannesburg Health Meets Tech Hackathon 2018
The Joburg Health Meets Tech Hackathon was delivered by a consortium of EpiAFRIC, Nigeria Health Watch, Impact Hub Johannesburg and Nalane for Reproductive Justice. It held at Impact Hub Johannesburg. Team “Always Safe” won the first prize (R20,000). Their solution was a phone app and panic button bracelet which is targeted at sex workers. It allows the wearer to push the button and let their emergency contacts know if they are in danger. Read more here. View photos here.
multiple health themes
NAIROBI HEALTH MEETS TECH HACKATHON 2018
The Nairobi Health Meets Tech Hackathon was delivered on June 9 and 10, 2018 by a consortium of EpiAFRIC, iHub and Nigeria Health Watch at iHub Nairobi. Twenty-two teams participated to develop solutions across the five thematic areas:Universal Health Coverage; Mapping Solutions; Nutrition solutions; maternal health and newborn solutions and warning systems. The judges for the event were Simon Ndoria, Selam Emiru and Frank Tamre. The winning team developed an AI-Stick to help visually impaired people use for smart navigation. Ream more here. View photos here.