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.
Tom Brouwer (Amsterdam UMC): Flowsure: A digital hanging scale to continuously measure, store and present urine production Patients are monitored by checking vital parameters such as heart rate, but also the continuous urine output, the Diuresis. In practice, it is often not possible to register diuresis properly because it involves many actions for the busy […]
Liz van de Riet (Amsterdam UMC): The Jeroen Pit Huis: innovation of hospital2home transition for children and families with medical complexities We build ‘Het Jeroen Pit Huis’: a unique Transitional Care Unit, that will bridge the gap between hospital and home for families of children with severe life-long diseases. This is an urgent medical need: […]
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 […]