To provide a central resource for students and student organizers, healthcare providers, and the general public, to connect, to share and verify emerging information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and to support grassroots movements, mutual aid groups, and other mobilization efforts during the 2020 Global Pandemic.
The Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge is a competition hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health in partnership with UCSF, UC Davis, and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance. We offer student teams from all schools, disciplines, and degree levels (undergrad through post-doc) the opportunity to present their ideas for low-cost, high-impact, and scalable global health solutions to world leaders in health, tech, design, and impact investing.
All finalist teams receive powerful mentorship and development opportunities from expert judges, mentors, and advisors— and one team goes home with the $10,000 HealthRoots Grand Prize.
Applications due December 15, 2020
STANDING TOGETHER, SUPPORTING EACH OTHER, FIGHTING MISINFORMATION
We are a multidisciplinary group of students and healthcare providers, industry representatives, and other passionate community members from around the world who have joined together in an international effort to support for those who are working at the frontlines during these uncertain times.
The Hippocratic oath taken by physicians holds them accountable and responsible for the health of their patients and community. In addition, the Hippocratic oath charges physicians with a great responsibility towards those who train them, the attending physicians and residents, their families, and their patients. Many students around the world have been sent home from classes and clinical duties, yet as members of the global community, when we feel that we can not, and will not, sit idly when their community is at war against COVID-19. We are motivated by the spirit of the Hippocratic oath. Through our efforts we hope to offer our volunteer support to care for caretakers, to share knowledge, to provide the community with accurate information to help prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19, and to serve as a bridging medium to connect needs to resources.