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eMagine Development
Adella salum
Crystal Kigoni

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About this event

ReFab Dar believes we can use 3D printing and design to bring better healthcare to Africa. Through the Hack for Health Design Challenge, we are encouraging all interested participants to register by February 12 as a team or an individual seeking to join a team.

Each group will select a Challenge Category to work on.

Challenge Categories are:

Healthy Mamas and Babies: Prenatal toolkit Neonatal aspirators

HIV prevention: Infant Mogan clamp alternatives Prepex placement and removal tools

We hope to be able to built virtual teams connecting participants in Tanzania with team members from around the world. Teams should have 2-4 members. A group could contain a programmer, a 3D designer, a project manager, and a healthcare professional. Students are encouraged to participate.

Register by 12 February!

The Challenge officially opens February 14 and closes March 20. All designs will be printed and shared on the ReFab Dar and Voices of Africa websites by the end of March with credit given to each group for their work.

The winners to be selected by March 31.

Register to participate HERE:


  • Tuesday
  • #Hack4Healthafrica Makeathon Design challenge LAUNCH DAY AGENDA BUNI HUB @ COSTECH, Sayansi, Kijitonyama February 14, 2017 Live Streaming from 10 am - 5pm LINK HERE ! Registration begins at 8:00am 8:00-9:30 Doors open, check-in begins, plus placement of self intro tags 9:30-10:00 Fruity Breakfast served and team networking 10:00 - 10:30 Event kick-off, introduction and welcome note Reviewing schedule, rules and goals of the event 10:30-11:00 Introduction to 3D printing/designing and sharing experience 11:00-11:30 Team formation and introduction to proposal 11:30-1:30 HACK-ON, team work on proposal and design the solution 1:30-2:00 LUNCH and networking 2:00-2:30 Techie Yoga 2:30-3:00 Presentation in 3D printing in healthcare 3:00-4:00 CONTINUE hacking/designing 4:00-4:30 Discussing scheduling to use printers and making appointments for office use by teams Feedback and progress report 4:30-5:00 Closing remarks and Cookies!



HACKATHON RULES Challenge categories are: HIV PREVENTION ● Early infant male circumcision: Infant Mogen clamp alternatives ● Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision PrePex (


Challenge categories are:

HIV PREVENTION ● Early infant male circumcision: Infant Mogen clamp alternatives ● Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision PrePex ( ) placement and removal tools (spatula, scissors, forceps)

HEALTHY MAMAS AND BABIES ● Prenatal toolkit items ● Neonatal aspirators/suction device

Teams Teams can be anywhere from two or more members unless someone is registered as an individual to work alone. At least one team member should be based in Tanzania. Other team members can be virtual members from other countries anywhere in the world. Intellectual property rights

All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals that developed them under their choice of Creative Commons license. All the hackathon submitted devices will be attempted to be 3D printed. The database of device files will be shared with all partners. Partners have the right to use or edit any files for humanitarian work. Files submitted must be able to be 3D printed upon submission or will be disqualified from winning awards. Unfinished files will not be considered for awards. The winning designs will be printed and field tested in Tanzania by Jhpiego under the New Frontiers Award Innovation grant.

Protection By submitting a the Hackathon Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant the following; you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content, you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the Hackathon, Sponsors, or any third party, you will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, You will not submit content (designs) that are copyrighted or protected by trade secret unless you are the owner of such right.

Copyright Participants represent and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the submission and the submission is an original work of the participants.

Winner Selection/Judging Criteria Winners will be judged based on the following criteria; ● Impact – Would the application have real social impact? Can it change the world, or at least help someone in the community? Does it solve a stated goal of the hackathon? ● Innovation and Quality– Is the solution novel? Does it solve a problem in a creative or never-seen-before way? ● Technical Achievement and compelling use – can the participant(s) solve a hard technical problem? Can they get a working demo completed within the allotted time? The contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges. All participants will receive a digital certificates of participation.

Awards Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize. 1st place prize $500 2nd place $200 3rd place $100 All entries will be printed and photos added to the ReFab Dar and Voices of Africa websites. Every participants will receive a digital letter of participation.

Conduct By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules