German-Kenyan Cooperation will be hosting a hackathon from November 25 to 27, 2016 at *iHub Nairobi’s Innovation Hub. The theme of the hackathon is Digital Solutions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Children and Adolescents in Kenya.
Venue & date
From 8.30 AM on Friday, November 25th to 9.00 PM on Sunday, November 27th, 2016
at *iHub, 4th floor, Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Keeping up to date
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What the hack?
A hackathon is a collaborative computer programming event in which multimedia programs, mobile apps, internet platforms and other software are developed by multidisciplinary teams over the course of several days. The term ‘hackathon’ is a combination of the words ‘hack’ and ‘marathon.’
Every year, many young children in Kenya die after falling ill because they receive medical treatment too late or not at all. Leading causes of death among children under five, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, can easily be prevented and treated with early and simple interventions at home and in the community. Children and adolescents are also key to an effective response to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and asthma, which account for almost 100,000 deaths each year. Not only do a significant number of children and adolescents die from NCDs, but the majority of the behaviours that cause NCDs start during adolescence. Youth are central to the local changes needed for a healthy global future.
The aim of the hackathon is to develop innovative, IT-based solutions to existing problems in the Kenyan health system. We want to harness your expertise in IT, web design, communications and marketing, entrepreneurship, health, and service delivery in the public sector to tackle the local health needs of children and adolescents. The open source solution you create should be accessible to everybody who wants to use it, including health sector institutions.
How will the hackathon work?
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