Innovating the Way to a Hepatitis C Free Pakistan

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Innovating the Way to a Hepatitis C Free Pakistan

Ferozsons Laboratories Limited and Teamup are organizing the first-of-its kind hackathon on Hepatitis C eradication, in partnership with Abbott, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination, SensusDx and other valuable partners. The hackathon aims to bring innovators, health hackers, entrepreneurs, and medical experts onto a common platform to find solutions that can curb the spread of the disease in Pakistan. As part of the hackathon, an insightful panel discussion is being held on the 15th of July at 5 pm UTC+5 to discuss how innovative solutions for the prevention, detection and management of HCV can help eradicate this disease from Pakistan.

Esteemed panelists for the event include Dr. Huma Qureshi- Focal Person on Hepatitis and Zoonosis from the Government of Pakistan, Dr. Asad Ali Choudhry- Vice-Chairman of PARSA Trust and Director PARSA HealthNet ECHO, Pakistan, Dr. Saeed Sadiq Hamid- Professor at the Department of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, and Osman Khalid Waheed-CEO of Ferozsons Laboratories Limited. 

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Join in for a panel discussion on the solutions needed to eradicate Hepatitis-C from Pakistan. Registrations for the event are open at: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_UHDMI3kcTpmpFsTVv28Rsg

About the National Hepatitis C Hackathon: 

 The National Hepatitis C Hackathon, organized by Ferozsons- a leading pharmaceutical company and Teamup- an innovation hub running the National Incubation Center in partnership with Jazz and Ignite, along with Abbott, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination, SensusDx and other valuable partners, aims to bring innovators, health hackers, entrepreneurs, and medical experts onto a common platform to find solutions that can curb the spread of the disease in Pakistan.

Programmers, healthcare professionals, data analysts, and entrepreneurs can apply for the Hackathon under the following thematic areas:

  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Management

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a two-day hackathon whereby they will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts, seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. The winners of the challenge will get cash prizes and a chance to work with industry experts to scale their solution and make real impact in the health industry. 

If you are:

  • an entrepreneur
  • a student pursuing undergraduate or a post-graduate degree in health, science, computer science, design, engineering, ICT and other related fields
  • a Health Professional 
  • or a Data Analyst,

and have an idea that can help curb the spread of the deadly Hepatitis C, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Apply right away at https://nicpakistan.pk/national-hepatitis-c-hackathon/ because Hepatitis can’t wait. The last date to apply is the 18th of July 2021. 

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