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model: poverty-related diseases beyond the Medical Treatment

Turning the quarantine on it's head.

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hack for humanity: health innovation hackathon karolinska

On November 5, 2019, MAD  led the Health Innovation Hackathon with SSES students at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. During the Hackathon, the participants were invited to approach the challenge in the Health Care sector, which was related to the Tuberculosis patient empowerment. The event framework emphasized exploring the broader psycho-social context of poverty-related diseases beyond the Medical Treatment. The challenge was focused on the idea implementation of the Tuberculosis treatment center in Benin. The Health Innovation Hackathon was followed by a workshop facilitated by MAD where the topic and the solution implementation opportunities were further discussed by multiple stakeholders in Benin. 

workshop in benin  to address the broader psycho-social challenges of Tuberculosis 

"Thanks for the MADness, thanks for the magic!" - is the expression from the MAD workshop ETAP Organisers in Cotonou, Bénin.

In the beginning of November, MAD organized a  Health Innovation Hackathon  at Karolinska Institute to "Turn quarantine on it's Head - from a place of social isolation to one of societal transformation". The event was followed by workshop with the World Health Organisation (WHO) TDR -SIHI*, local ministers and NGOs in Benin to address the broader psycho-social challenges of Tuberculosis - pushing beyond medical interventions and exploring ways to "Empower people with TB against poverty" - which provides a scalable approach for working with other diseases of poverty in the future. The workshop was lead by MAD changemaker Ana Gerlin Hernandez Bonilla

We look forward to keeping you updated with this MAD Health Innovation Leap!

*TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO). SIHI (The SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE (SIHI) is a global network of individuals, organisations and institutions advocating for social innovation in health and advancing research in social innovation. These two initiatives are under the WHO umbrella.

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