RECORDS FOR LIFE: A Design Contest that can Save Lives
5 Jun 2013 - 1:47pm
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a contest to redesign the child health record.
The Gates Foundation is seeking creative individuals or teams to re-examine the current child health record and design new ways to accurately track vaccine doses, increase ease of interpretation and use, and incite behavior change to make the record a valued asset for health professionals and families alike.
To encourage participation and ensure maximum impact, the foundation will recognize the top entries – selected by a finalist panel including Melinda Gates (co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Dr. Margaret Chan (Director-General, WHO), Tony Lake (Executive Director, UNICEF), Robert Fabricant (VP, Frog Design) and Dr. Walt Orenstein (Professor of Medicine, Emory) – with awards of up to $50,000. Award winners may have part or all of the top designs piloted and adopted in as many as 10 countries by 2018.
We are depending on your ideas to improve the child health record, thereby improving information systems and empowering health workers and families to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases and save lives.