Layla Al Neyadi
Health In Your Hands today announced the next 10 game-changing innovations that could deliver health outcomes for communities in need of support across the globe. On World Health Day 2020, the theme of which is focused on supporting nurses and midwives, we need to recognize the important work that is undertaken by these individuals, in addition to the admirable work that is carried out by other healthcare workers and community heath workers. We also need to be aware of innovative ways to improve health outcomes, which is what the 10 innovations listed below aim to do.
Happitech uses cell phone cameras to provide an affordable solution to detecting heart rate, rhythm, and variability. The technology allows for early detection of irregularities that, if left undetected, could lead to a greater likelihood of stroke and heart disease.
Reach52 uses an expansive range of health indicators to provide primary care and public health services to individuals in remote locations. Using community and data-driven peer networks, reach52 has been able to connect hard-to-reach individuals so they may benefit from innovative approaches to medication provisions, micro-insurance, and an offline-first mHealth platform.
HealthPhone provides a comprehensive library of health issues that cause child and maternal mortality. The project aims to ensure the availability of this knowledge for everyone, particularly for those who do not have adequate access to qualified healthcare workers. HealthPhone is also specifically designed with rich multimedia so that it may be used by illiterate individuals.
doctHERS recognizes the important work that under-utilised female doctors could be doing, and matches them with individuals who are in need of healthcare. Doctors use technology to work with patients to whom they are matched.
BioLoo is a sustainable and environmentally friendly sanitation solution that can be used in rural, urban, or peri-urban settings. Bacterial culture is used to treat human waste, which diminishes the need for external sewage infrastructure.
Mothers2mothers employs women living with HIV to become Mentor Mothers who provide support and education to women, children, and adolescents. Subject matters include medical services, treatment adherence, and staying in care.
Khushi Baby aims to monitor the health of mothers and children to ensure necessary care and public health tracking. Khushi Baby’s Near Field Communication necklace holds important health records that allow for quick access to pertinent information, such as vaccination history.
1001 Fontaines uses an entrepreneurship model that gives vulnerable populations the chance to produce safe and consumable drinking water by running local water kiosks. This model encourages independence and continued sustainability.
Fyodor Biotechnologies' Urine Malaria Test offers a quick and easy test for malaria. As one of the most deadly and inaccurately diagnosed diseases in the world, it is vital that Malaria is diagnosed properly and on time. The UMT simply requires a few drops of urine for the test to be completed, providing an easy and effective way for Malaria to be diagnosed.
The Mobile Biosafety Laboratory is truck-based and may be used across terrains. The lab is autonomous, connected, and includes an isolator so that lab members may safely handle samples. The MBS-Lab can be used both for preventive care, and for rapid response during an epidemic.