In 2015, over 850,000 refugees traveled to Greece by sea in hopes of seeking asylum. Hundreds of refugees continue to arrive every day on the Greek island of Lesbos, but the island lacks the capacity to harbour such overwhelming numbers of refugees. In September, Europe’s largest refugee camp, Camp Moria, was destroyed, leaving thousands of individuals without homes or belongings, and all health records were destroyed. The Greek Ministry of Health and NGOs like Doctors Without Borders are attempting to provide healthcare to refugees, but no system is able or allowed to collect records on refugee health. As a result, many refugees are not being accurately or holistically assessed and consequently, are not receiving the health care that they need.
This project aims to address the problem of care coordination between health providers by creating an health documentation system for refugees in Greece and by providing actionable data analytics that will help save lives. The Greek Ministry of Health, University of Athens, and various health-related NGOs in Greece are partnering with us for our initial launch. Since the start of our project, we have participated in the USC Marshall Grief Incubator, and are currently in the I-CORPS training program through the National Academy of Engineering.
We are looking for highly skilled web developers to help implement a seamless user experience and work on all aspects related to our product itself. Help us improve the lives of thousands of refugees!
If you are interested, please apply with the following link:
Published on September 29th, 2020
Last updated on September 29th, 2020