Half of the world’s population cannot access essential health services due to distance, a shortage of trained health workers, and other hindering factors such as economic and cultural barriers to care.

XPRIZE has partnered with Fondation Botnar, the JBJ Foundation and World Bank to design a prize competition to utilize the most powerful and scalable technology (such as A.I.) to train, support, and evaluate frontline health workers, in addition to increasing health care accessibility. This prize will help to achieve a technology-empowered frontline health system for everyone, everywhere.

Join the community to support this effort, or click here to learn more about the prize design first.

Introductions

ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
Hi Everyone! Please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about yourself and your projects.

My name is Shashi, I'll be managing the online community for this Prize Design. I am based in India and have a background in HR and Administration.

If you have any community-related questions or need help, please don't hesitate to message here or email me at [email protected]

Comments

  • jordangialijordangiali Research Analyst Posts: 34 XPRIZE
    Hi everyone! I'm Jordan, and I’ll be supporting the research and prize design efforts.

    Prior to joining XPRIZE, I worked in the economic consulting industry, conducting research on the U.S. economy. I’m excited to learn from you about frontline health!

    Please feel free to message me here, or by email at [email protected]
  • TerryMulliganTerryMulligan Posts: 29 XPRIZE
    Hello XPRIZE Frontline Health Online Expert Community!

    I’m Terry, a Product Manager with XPRIZE’s Impact & Design Team. During my time at XPRIZE, I have managed the prize design teams for the Rainforest XPRIZE, launched in 2019, XPRIZE Clean Air, and XPRIZE Infinity Water.

    Prior to XPRIZE, I worked in international development, technology management consulting, and corporate strategy. I'm passionate about ending global poverty, and have led efforts in education, global health, and social enterprise development in Africa and South America.

    I am eager to share and learn how a prize can help address this global problem!
  • HeatherSuttonHeatherSutton Project Specialist Posts: 26 XPRIZE
    Hello Tribe,
    I'm Heather and I serve on XPRIZE's Impact and Design Team as a Project Manager. I'm delighted to be a part of the team that is designing the Frontline Health XPRIZE.

    Most recently, I worked on the design of the Future of Work XPRIZE. I have over 7 years of experience managing complex projects and programs and I love applying that experience daily to these world-changing XPRIZE designs.

    Thank you in advance for being a part of our community and for your contributions. We truly could not do this without you!
  • SevagKechichianSevagKechichian Posts: 12 XPRIZE
    Hi all,
    i'm one of the team members for this prize design, mainly doing research and analysis, and drafting. Having done a couple of these for XPRIZE, i know that this particular one will be a ride! I'm looking forward to learning from you all and to designing a competition that can have a meaningful and significant impact.

    Thank you for joining and contributing! We appreciate any and all thoughts and ideas.
  • ShabbirShabbir Associate Professor Posts: 1
    Hi Guys
    I am Dr. Shabbir from Taipei Medical University. Seems I'm the first outsider here not from XPrize. First of all, I would like to express my thanks to Shashi Rai for inviting me to this timely and needful initiative.
    my major research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Wearable devices, Long term care, Telemedicine, mHealth,
    Translational Medicine, Big data analysis and visualization, and has published about 70 SCI papers in the last 5 years. I want to empower care providers and improve patient engagement.
    In this COVID-19 era Telemedicine is a best alternative and needful tool. Will be happy to contribute to my best knowledge.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
    @Shabbir - Welcome Dr. Shabbir! We're excited to have you join our online community of experts.

    Thank you for introducing yourself. You have an amazing background and will look forward to your contributions.

    We launched this community last week. There are couple of other experts who have joined the community, but have not yet introduce themselves.

    At present we are seeking advice from experts on the key issues:
    • How is digital technology (especially artificial intelligence) currently being used to increase access to basic health care in developing countries.
    • What are the major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries?
    We would love to hear your thoughts on this latest discussion topic here.

    In case, if you know or have come across any interesting reports, articles or documentaries etc. that throws light on how healthcare works in low and middle-income countries or how technology is used to overcome healthcare barriers, please share it with us here.
    Thank you.
  • RahulJindalRahulJindal Professor of Surgery and Global Health Posts: 5
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Rahul M. Jindal and I am a Professor of Surgery and Global Health. I have several Global Health/Surgery initiatives in India, Guyana, Suriname and Botswana. I am interested in expanding surgical "unmet" need work in Gujarat, India. My Wiki profile is here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_M._Jindal

    The topic "What are the major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries?" fits in with my line of inquiry.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
    @RahulJindal - Welcome Dr. Rahul! We're excited to have you join our online community of experts.

    Thank you for introducing yourself. I went through your wiki page, you have a great background and perfect for our community. We look forward to your contributions.

    It would be great to hear your thoughts on the topic major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries here

    It would be nice to have important resources such as reports, articles or documentaries etc. that throws light on how healthcare works in low and middle-income countries or how technology is used to overcome healthcare barriers. In case you have come across any such resources, please share it with us here
    Thank you.
  • Lizzy_2020Lizzy_2020 Dr Posts: 4
    Hi everyone, I am Dr Elizabeth Joseph-Shehu from National Open University of Nigeria. I am a professional Nurse and my research focus is on health promotion. I have developed an app that can enhance health promotion and health status of an individual. It is my desire to have everyone have access to health information and quality health care. Am currently working on a project that will enhance health promotion and health access.
    I am happy to be part of this community and I contribute to my best knowledge.
  • jordangialijordangiali Research Analyst Posts: 34 XPRIZE
    @Shabbir @RahulJindal @Lizzy_2020 Welcome and thank you!!
  • LeeSteinLeeStein Chairman Posts: 2
    hello all
    my name is Lee Stein. I am chairman of SPIRAL.Health we focus on using digital medtech to service rural communities in the usa. we have plans to extend internationally
  • LeeSteinLeeStein Chairman Posts: 2
    Lee Stein here. i am also an XPrize Trustee
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 258 admin
    @LeeStein - Welcome Mr. Lee! We're excited to have you join our online community of experts.
    As SPIRAL Health focuses on digital medtech, It would be great to hear your thoughts on challenges in vaccine distribution in low- and middle-income countries and how technology can solve these challenges here. Thanks.
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