EpiAFRIC Hosts 6th Hackathon Using Technology to Provide Health Solutions

EpiAFRIC Hosts 6th Hackathon Using Technology to Provide Health Solutions

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity for capacity building, mentoring, networking, and support is happening in Abuja
  • The initiative will help build solutions from simple ideas to workable prototypes on how to use technology to provide health solutions
  • EpiAFRIC, a globally competitive, efficient, transparent, and financially sustainable health consultancy group is the brain behind the initiative

FCT, Abuja - EpiAFRIC, an African health consultancy group, and partners will be having the 6th edition of the Health meets Tech Hackathon.

Legit.ng gathered that this year’s event is Pan-African with participation from across the continent.

Dr. Nsofor says organisers are expecting the teams to come up with disruptive ideas during the competition. Photo credit: EpiAFRIC
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This year’s Hackathon is a two-day hybrid event (both virtual and physical) scheduled for Friday, September 10 to Saturday, September 11 in Abuja.

This year’s theme is “Navigating Healthcare post-COVID-19” with an emphasis on developing tech solutions.

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According to Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, CEO EpiAFRIC:

“We are really pleased to be hosting our 6th Hackathon this year with our partners to a one-of-a-kind hybrid event.
“This year promises to be epic as we would be expecting the teams to come up with disruptive ideas on how technology can be used to accelerate and provide better healthcare services especially as we gradually begin to live in a post-COVID-19 world.”

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Source: Legit.ng

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