iHub and EpiAfric, with support from Facebook, will convene a “Health Meets Tech Application Challenge” in Kenya 9th - 10th June of 2018. The convergence of health and technology may lead to surprising solutions that could help leapfrog stages of development of the health sector in Africa.
The purpose of the App Challenge will be to create a platform for health workers in Kenya to interact with developers from the Kenya Tech Ecosystem and develop innovative solutions to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the country and consequently lead to better health outcomes for Kenyans.
To identify health challenges to solve, the iHub and strategic partners will review some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) health targets - SDG 3 to select key thematic areas for innovators and practitioners in healthcare to develop their solutions on. SDG3 targets to address issues in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; increase advancements in resolvingInfectious diseases; non communicable diseases ad mental health; issues around other health risks e.g road traffic injuries, deaths as well as challenges around health systems funding.
There have been several innovative health solutions developed in previous health innovation challenges locally and this year we plan to support the winning teams through providing them with a 3 month incubation support and enabling environment to pilot their solutions. If you are interested to participate in this innovation challenge, we invite you to save the date 9th-10th June 2018 and join us to develop solutions to advance the improvement of healthcare in Kenya. This innovation challenge is open to all - people in the healthcare industry (doctors, nurses, medical workers, pharmacists etc) as well as innovators and techies.
We will share more details of how to signup as individuals and teams for this innovation challenge as well as the thematic areas soon. Stay Tuned!