Ramla Jamac (VU): Mobile Uurka
We’ve created a patient communication, education, and tracking system with a low entry barrier for expectant/pregnant moms in Somalia’s poor villages who don’t or have poor access access to essential types of maternal healthcare. Somalia has 5th highest
maternal mortality rate in the world and one of every 12 women in Somalia dues to pregnancy-related causes. By providing an opportunity to access simple routine checks we can reduce deaths caused by easily avoidable pregnancy illnesses by partnering with local midwives and clinics, providing them with tools to track and educate moms, and boosting awareness and access to healthcare.
Our ultimate vision is to enhance healthcare access in underserved and disadvantaged populations by lowering the obstacles to admission into healthcare. We want to get as near as feasible to achieving zero maternal mortality.
Tobias Stornebrink (Amsterdam UMC): An injectable cushion for the painful joint
Guido Weide (VU): SoundTomics Picture yourself as a doctor who needs to improve someone’s muscle function. The way our muscles are built strongly relates to the way they function. With neuromuscular and chronic diseases, but also with ageing, doctors are faced with the task to find treatments that prevent deterioration of muscle function or even […]
Alice Grasveld (VU-ACTA): The Healthy Teeth Foundation (THTF): A participatory action research into oral health amongst disadvantaged children aged 4-12 in the Schilderswijk, The Hague, The Netherlands My dream is a world in wich every child can go to school, whether it comes from the townships in Africa or from poor or rich neighbourhoods in […]