Hack for Big Choices I care 4 Africa Hackathon 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Medical Professionals

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I Care 4 Africa aims to catalyse an innovative healthcare system in Africa through innovation and entrepreneurship

With the support of Merck and Facebook, we will start I Care 4 Africa, a 10 month program starting in March, 2016. The program is designed to empower entrepreneurs and medical professionals to use their first hand experience and talents to match business opportunities in the healthcare space. There will be a major healthcare hackathon in June 24-26th 2016 to launch new businesses, followed by an accelerator program.

7% of deaths in Africa are mostly preventable (infectious disease, maternal, neonatal, and nutrition conditions) By contrast, these conditions account for only 23% of deaths worldwide
70% of all people living with HIV are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Only 50% of people have access to modern health facilities.
Africa carries the burden of 25% of global disease yet makes up only 2% of the global physician workforce.
Westernized lifestyle and increased life expectancy in Africa is causing an increase of chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes) that by 2030 will account for 42% of all deaths in the region.

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Merck will not only be sponsoring the program and sharing their expertise but they will also strategically help new business to extend their market reach
Facebook will be supporting the program by providing winners with FbStart packages, a global program from Facebook designed to help early stage mobile startups to build and grow their applications
Together with some great partners, Facebook is offering up to $30,000 in free tools and services designed to help build and grow mobile apps
Facebook will also provide year round mentorship opportunities to connect directly with the Facebook team as well as an exclusive community of global startups
Deadline: Ongoing

To apply and for more information click on the link below
WWW.HACKFORBIGCHOICES.ORG

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