The Hack for Health hackaton will be held on 11–12 June, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is organised in the context of the 2017 edition of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS Forum), in association with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in collaboration with the Be He@lthy, Be Mobile initiative of the ITU and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The aim of the hackaton is to address and support global health solutions focused on middle-to-lower income countries (address common environmental issues that impact health and wellness, provide information and education to address health awareness, and encourage positive behaviour change that optimises health and wellness), and develop actionable technology-enabled solutions.
The hackathon challenge will be to develop an innovative digital solution to reduce exposure to common risk factors for non-communicable diseases in smart, healthy cities in middle-and lower-income countries. This solution can be a mobile application, web application, computer game, game for mobile devices, or other visualisation tools or technology applications to address some of the challenges.
The WSIS Hack for Health is open to individuals between 18 and 35 years old, pursuing an undergraduate or a post-graduate degree with specific emphasis on health, science, computer science, design, engineering, information and communications technologies, and other related fields. Teams should consist of a minimum of three people and maximum of seven people, and should promote gender equality. As possible, the teams should encompass both technical and functional competencies.
For more information, including details on how to participate, visit the event webpage.