We invite you to take a part in the joint hackathon of UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, «Youth4Health: Digitalization of Primary Health Care», which will be held on October 25-26, 2018. The main goal of this event is a development of innovative solutions for digitalization of medicine.
Deadline for Applications is October 14(inclusive), 2018.
Hackathon offers the following five themes:
Participants of the Hackathon are not distracted during the two days. It is important to focus only
on the Hackathon task.
Awards to winners
Winners will receive cash prizes for the implementation of projects
The participants will be assisted by mentors within a few days. Specialists of different spheres
will give their valuable advice and evaluate the prospects of ideas.
1. Prevention of overweight and obesity among adolescents and young people
According to the latest data from the The Kazakh Academy of Nutrition, there is a problem of
overweight and obesity among children aged 1 year, which affects their health.
Expected solutions: development of improved nursing education and
counselling for parents on the basis of mobile application.
2. Prevention and improve access to treatment of sexually transmitted
diseases, hepatitis, HIV (support to patients and adolescents, and
The recent reproductive health survey findings indicates that nearly half of adolescents aged 15-
19 years are sexually active with high incidence of unprotected sex and multiple sexual partners
in Kazakhstan. This possess a risk for outbreak of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
and viral hepatitis B and C as well as teenage pregnancies.
Expected solutions: development of improved learning processes for parents, children, doctors,
nurses to raise awareness of HIV, sexual and reproductive health for adolescents.
5. Strengthen the cold chain for vaccine delivery.
All vaccines in Kazakhstan are supplied to the country because of aviation. There are problems
of observing the temperature regime of the chain when delivering to the regional centers by
special freight transport, especially in the spring period (T 2-8 ° C,),
Expected solution: Development of an automated system for monitoring the movement of
vaccines and compliance with their storage conditions or the vaccine delivery system for the last
stage with the help of drones.
The description and program of HACKATHON «Youth4Health: Digital Technologies Boostin Primary Health Care»
You can read and download the concept, program and thematic areas by clicking on this link.