5-8 February 2014, Amsterdam

Friday, February 7


Student Design Challenge

Friday 13:00 Westerliefde #WL

Come and hear what the finialists have been working on.

After receiving dozens of entries the jury picked five finialists to come to Amsterdam, where they've been working hard on articulating their visions.

This year, the Gates Foundation and IxDA challenged them to consider how to reach remote populations by designing ways to improve how, where, and when this record is distributed, accessed and used in order to make it a more effective tool for health information and education throughout childhood.

Over six million children under the age of 5 died last year; more than half of these deaths could have been prevented with existing interventions. The global public health community could save millions of lives in the coming years by gaining the trust of families and informing them about how to access effective interventions. But, health organizations remain challenged by how to reach remote populations with life-saving health information when these children or their parents do not speak their country’s national language or cannot read.