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GOAL 3 is enabling and empowering health workers with durable and easy-to-use medical technology at places where it is needed the most.
Our goal is to improve access to care for 100 million people in 2030.
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Every year, millions of adults and children die because they do not get adequate care. Especially doctors and nurses in developing nations are unable to help their patients in time, because they lack the people, training and equipment needed. Innovative tools are needed to address these problems.
We believe in fair and accessible healthcare for everyone and we know health workers are key to achieving that. Therefore, our mission is “To enable and empower health workers at places where it is needed most.” This way we want to improve access to care for 100 million people in 2030
To achieve this, we are developing the IMPALA patient monitoring system. A smart, data-driven monitoring system that allows health workers to diagnose critical diseases in newborns more quickly and adequately. This will enable the health workers to provide better care, and it will therefore improve the healthcare system in low and middle income countries.
GOAL 3’s roadmap to grow towards a platform is divided into three milestones. The first step is an affordable monitoring system. So far, we have assembled a research consortium for the IMPALA monitoring system with highly dedicated experts from research institutes, hospitals, and the MedTech industry. We have also started our first pilot study and are conducting qualitative and market research. Furthermore, we have successfully pitched our system at several contests as well as at Dragons Den. The second step is adding predictive algorithms to help with diagnosing diseases, for which we have started gathering and analyzing the first data set. The final step is to create a platform, on which research institutes, MedTech companies, and hospitals are able to add content such as applications and data sets.
We are developing predictive algorithms for our monitoring systems to help doctors make better judgements. These algorithms help doctors intervene in time when serious concerns in the vital signs of patients are shown. The first focus is an algorithm that helps with diagnosing sepsis in an early stage. Diagnosing sepsis is crucial, for every hour it is diagnosed earlier the chance of survival increases with 10%!