The First Mile Discovery Challenge

Together, CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions crowdsourced critical primary healthcare challenges through a First Mile Discovery Challenge. This initiative called on innovators to identify the biggest unmet needs in primary health care that could inform the development of new solutions to improve the reach, efficacy, and efficiency of frontline healthcare workers.

More than 100 clinicians and innovators answered this call,  identifing recurrent burdens in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health,cardiac care, and safe surgery. CAMTech and GE awarded ten $1,000 prizes awarded for the best defined challenges, which described a specific “challenge pathway” including clinical setting, compelling description of the challenge, key actors involved, and the impact on patient or community outcomes.

Check out the infographic below for more interesting data from the First Mile Discovery Challenge!