The WSIS Forum 2017 Hack for Health Registration

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The WSIS Forum Hack for Health will convene technologists at the WSIS Forum 2017 in Geneva 11-12 June to develop innovative technology solutions to reduce exposure to common risk factors for non-communicable diseases in middle- and lower-income countries to promote smart, healthy cities.

The Hack for Health is not limited by programming language and/or operating system. Developed solutions may be mobile applications, web applications, computer or mobile games, websites, databases, or visualization tools and/or technology that address the hackathon challenges. See more details at:

Recruitment Criteria

  • The WSIS Hack for Health is open to individuals pursuing an undergraduate or a post-graduate degree with specific emphasis on health, science, computer science, design, engineering, ICT and other related fields.
  • Teams should consist of a minimum of four people and maximum of seven people.
  • Teams should promote gender equality.
  • As possible, the teams should encompass both technical and functional competencies.
  • Age 18–35

Please note participants will cover their own expenses for travel, accommodations and insurance unless the costs are sponsored by a government or other organization. If a participant is sponsored, please include that information in the appropriate fields. In addition, all participants are required to bring their own laptops as they will not be provided.

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WSIS Forum, organized in association with ITU and IEEE in collaboration with Be He@lthy, Be Mobile (ITU-WHO).