Less than half the world population is covered by essential health services. Roughly 800 million people spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves or a family member. Developing countries and even remote areas in nominally wealthy nations lack medical funding, infrastructure, and skills.
What if we could crowdsource diagnosis and treatment? Analyze and compare insights, and synthesize them into a recommended course-of-action that can be performed even in remote areas with affordable medical kits?
This prize would challenge teams to deliver high-quality medical care in a cost-effective way to far-flung locations.
Potential metrics would include:
- Ease of use
- Upskilling of frontline health workers
- Possibility of continued care
Solutions could integrate everything from crowdsourcing expertise to AI diagnosis to drones that deliver medications to robots that perform surgeries.
Do you think this would make for an audacious prize competition? What exactly would the winning team need to do, and what would be the likely impact of this prize?