About Health Meets Tech
Our Health Meets Tech agenda is a community of health and tech practitioners who are committed to using technology to improve the quality of healthcare across Africa. The idea emanated from the 2016 Nigeria Health Watch’s Future of Health Conference with the same theme. After the Conference, we were supported by Facebook to build this new ecosystem primarily through hackathons in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Since 2017, we have held 5 hackathons across the three countries: Nigeria (3), Kenya (1), South Africa (1). In 2019, we introduced the Health MeetsTech Meet Ups. This is in furtherance of our committment to have both health and tech ecosystems interact to build a vibrant community.
Maternal Health Hackathon, Abuja 2019
All women need access to antenatal care in pregnancy, skilled care during childbirth & support weeks after childbirth. Our maternal health hackathon was aimed at developing tech solutions to improve maternal health outcomes in Africa.
HEALTH MEETS TECH HACKATHON, JOBURG 2018
To improve the wellbeing of girls, boys, women and men, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of everyone must be protected. Our Johannesburg SRHR hackathon was aimed at developing tech solutions that could ensure these rights.
HEALTH MEETS TECH HACKATHON, NAIROBI 2018
Twenty-two teams participated to develop solutions across five thematic areas: Universal Health Coverage; Mapping Solutions; Nutrition solutions; maternal health and newborn solutions and warning systems at the Nairobi Health Meets Tech Hackathon.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES HACKATHON, ABUJA 2018
Infectious diseases happen. COVID-19 has again showed why countries must prepare for epidemics. The infectious diseases hackathon brought together teams to develop solutions targeted at detection, prevention and response to infectious diseases outbreaks.
HEALTH MEETS TECH HACKATHON, LAGOS 2017
EpiAFRIC Health Meets Tech hackathons began in 2017 with our first event at the Co-Creation Hub, Lagos. With support from Facebook, we brought together leading health, tech and business leaders to mentor teams that developed tech solutions to improve health in Nigeria.
Video & Image Galleries
We are excited to share videos and photos from different hackathons and meet-ups we have organized over the past 4 years.
Overview of #HealthMeetsTech 2017 Nigeria
Innovate or Die
Challenges From Clinician-Manager Perspective
People, Processes, Then Technology
Tech Solutions to Increase Diagnostic Accuracy
Tech Solutions Must be Patient-Centred
Build Tech Solutions That Mimic Consumer Behaviour
To Succeed, Know the True Size of the Market