EpiHack Myanmar, April 2016

Digital Innovation to find and report outbreaks faster

Event Description

EpiHack Myanmar 2016 was organised by Skoll Global Threats Fund and InSTEDD, with support from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports and the Malaria Consortium.

The first day of the EpiHack were introductory presentations about what was expected during the week, and some insights about the health work done in Myanmar and the Greater Mekong Subregion. In the afternoon, group discussion on work topics:

  • Add more disease in surveillance system+Health Staff directory
  • Citizen reporting Hotline, Private sector
  • Tools to train health workers
  • Paper based up chain

Day 2 was about problem validation and went on different field trips to gather more info from the actual health workers. The three sites were Yangon Reginal Office, Hliang-thar-ya Township, and Htantabin Hospital Township.

Day 3 each group presenting their findings of the field trips to the others and refining their work scopes.

Day 4 all hands-on hacking day for software developers to get the prototypes built. While the health experts maintained different group discussions.

Day 5 started with the last rehearsal - a group of participants played an act showing how the prototype would work on a hypothetical scenario. Then the final presentations and closing ceremony.

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Credit note: Matias Garcia Isaia for providing EpiHack Myanmar information

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