Currently more than 1 billion children and adolescents lack access to surgical care leading to millions of deaths. A significant proportion of these children and adolescents are located in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We have started a seed fund to support young people in technology in SSA to develop locally driven solutions to address barriers to accessing surgical care. We had a successful Hackathon with young participants from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The selected winning solution will connect adolescent mothers to health facilities to reduce maternal deaths.
We are planning our pilot and larger household survey which will begin in January 2019. The second regional Hackathon is scheduled for August 2019 and your continued support is very much appreciated!
As team leader, I will be responsible for receiving funds raised. Funds will be used to support Young Global Surgery Hackathon Participants at the TICH Scientific Symposium in Kisumu, Kenya in August 2018.