Hackathon Description From Voices of Africa :
Through the Hack for Health Design Challenge, we are encouraging all interested participants to register by February 12 as a team or an individual seeking to join a team.
Each group will select a Challenge Category to work on. Challenge Categories are:
Healthy Mamas and Babies : Prenatal toolkit Neonatal aspirators
HIV prevention : Infant Mogan clamp alternatives Prepex placement and removal tools
We hope to be able to build virtual teams connecting participants in Tanzania with team members from around the world. Teams should have been 2-4 members. A group should include a programmer, a 3D designer, a project manager, and a healthcare professional. Students are encouraged to participate.
The Challenge officially opens February 14 and closes March 20. All designs will be printed and shared on the ReFab Dar and Voices of Africa websites by the end of March with credit given to each group for their work.
The winners to be selected by March 31. Winners will receive a cash prize as well as free admission tickets to 3DHEALS2017 Global conference.
Voices of Africa
Voices of Africa is a nonprofit organization that aims to disrupt the medical supply chain getting medical tools to where they are needed when. Their current project with Cambridge and Jhpiego is exploring infectious disease diagnosis (3D printed Waterscope microscope), maternal and newborn health, HIV prevention. Eventually, they hope to increase local production capacities by creating easy to use 3D printers to spur industrial growth. The industrial growth would target employment creation for the physically challenged and undereducated youth of Africa.