This Friday 23rd at 13:00 we will hack our way into the HIV drug resistance problem.
HIV drug resistance is a problem that every person on therapy will eventually face. It can sometimes develop on its own after years of treatment or, more commonly, when a person fails to take the drugs as prescribed.
Following the massive increase of people on treatment (from less than 800 000 in 2000 to more than 18 millions in 2016), a non-negligible rise in the prevalence of resistant HIV strains has emerged and threatens the global commitment to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
If no action is taken now, and this problem left unaddressed, HIV Drug Resistance could lead to a new crisis in the HIV epidemic.
Through this data4good hackathon we will get an understanding of epidemiological and non-epi factors influencing the emergence of HIV-DR and a model mapping the spots. This will result in dynamic and up-to-date graphical and visual representations of HIV-DR maps allowing governments, health workers and other stakeholders to be informed on the topic and to turn the understanding of the drivers into actionable items in the prevention and countering of HIV-DR. As part of our mission we intend to educate on the approach and outcomes locally.
About the HIVHACK :
more info: hivhack.org
date: November 23 & 24th
How to participate:
You can register as a team or register individually. We have prepared different use cases to allow you to jump onto an existing idea or you can develop your own idea.
We are also looking for additional technical coaches and some jury members, so if you have some time to spare for a good cause on Saturday please call me.
How to register:
Registration for individuals are Free.
If you want to register your team up to 5 people using your company name you can also.
If you are already a partner and you want to use your 50% voucher, please use this link