Designing Solutions for Health Challenges in Humanitarian Crises
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is an intensive design sprint-like event that brings together participants from multidisciplinary backgrounds and areas of expertise to solve a targeted problem. Hackathons are often used as a great venue to quickly develop novel solutions and technologies. This Humanitarian Health Design Hackathon will connect team members from both Baltimore and Gaza over the course of a week to address some of the most pressing healthcare challenges facing refugees in the Gaza Strip. The theme will be “ Empowering First Responders ” in Gaza.
Dates: June 23rd – July 1st, 2018; to register, please visit: https://goo.gl/q9zRD1
Expected Time Commitment: Hackathon participants are expected to participate full-time during the weekends of June 23-June 24 and June 30-July 1. During the week of June 25-June 29, participants will be expected to call in for joint sessions from 9 AM – 10 AM EST. Outside of these call-in sessions, participants will be expected to work remotely with their team members on their own agreed upon schedules.
Saturday, June 23 : 8:00 AM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday, June 24 : 8:00 AM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29: Teams work together remotely on their own time, aside from a joint call-in session from 9 AM EST – 10 AM EST
Saturday, June 30 : 8:00 AM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday, July 1 : 8:00 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST
Who: Students undergoing Medical, Nursing, Public Health, Engineering, Design, and Business educational training.
Where: Clark Hall Rm. 110, Rm. 210, Rm. 311B, Design Studio East & West
- Introduction to the Region, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, status of Palestinian refugees in Gaza
- Principles of Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design
- Case studies of Engineering Health Solutions in Humanitarian Crises Settings
- Johns Hopkins University Emergency Care Overview
a. What is emergency care?
b. Emergency care pathway
c. Basic First Aid Care and CPR Training
- Gaza Emergency Care Overview
a. Emergency response/referral pathway
b. Barriers to care
- Gaza First Responder Challenges
- Baltimore EMT/Emergency Responder
- Community Mental Health
We hope to see you there!