Pediatric Hackathon - Addressing pediatric field challenges

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This one is a little different to our usual Cases. On April 3rd and 4th MSF SIU will host a hackathon event in Stockholm at the KTH Openlab, for paediatric field staff, policy makers, designers, and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.

If you are looking to make a positive change in pediatric health we want to hear from you! Register here if you are available to join us in Stockholm for 2 full days in April.

Six groups of approximately 6 participants, supported by a range of experts in the following areas, will take part in 2 full days of ideation and development at the Openlab Stockholm.


Challenge Topics Include:

  1.  Fluid management in neonatal care

  2. Adhesives in pediatric wound care

  3. Therapeutic play activities

  4. Non-insecticidal community-based malaria prevention strategies

The Objectives:

The overall objective of the Pediatric hackathon is to identify critical needs in the field of humanitarian pediatric care and design innovative solutions that improve our ability to provide life saving care.

  • To dive deeply into the topic, engaging with all levels of stakeholders to identify and clearly articulate a pediatric care challenge in the MSF setting.

  • To provide a multidisciplinary team of specialist and lean on the variety of strengths and backgrounds to work through the pediatric care challenge.

    Expected Outcomes:

1. MSF pediatric care providers gain insights into the innovation process and are motivated to address field challenges.

2. A strengthened network between MSF pediatric care providers and external specialists

3. An innovation initiative developed through the hackathon in response to the challenges presented, will be supported to progress to the next phase of exploration and potential development

Register to Join Here!


Openlab Stockholm
MSF Sweden Innovation Unit


Lindsay Bryson, Medical Innovation Officer, SIU

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