Following the success of the 2016 Global Health Challenge (GHC) we’re ready to get started with a set of new challenges for GHC17. It’s fair to say we were overwhelmed by the creativity, energy and inspiration of our students to tackle the six challenges set last year and we’re excited to see how this year’s challenge projects develop.
We’re delighted to see some of last year’s project sponsors, Deaf Links, Hearing Voices and PAMIS join us again with a fresh set of challenges. It’s also great to welcome five new project sponsors, the Archie Foundation, Dundee International Women’s Centre, Faith in Community, Parkinson’s UK and NHS Tayside Primary Care Services. With eight challenges this year there’s an opportunity for more students take part.
GHC17 kicks off on 18 October when our project sponsors will present their challenges to our students. Following the short challenge pitches, students will get an opportunity to dig a little deeper into each of them and outline the key questions that relate to them. They’ll then get an opportunity to see the outputs of each groups’ discussions before deciding which challenge they want to work on. Once the teams have formed and started to outline the first steps of their projects they’ll get the chance to hear from one of GHC16’s teams, Open Ears. Working with the Deaf Hub, Open Ears went on to develop a practical simulation kit to be used as a part of basic face-to-face awareness training with medical and frontline staff across a wide range of services. We’ll be posting more about Open Ears in the next few days.
We’ll be posting an update following our launch event tomorrow and further updates over the next five weeks of the the GHC17. In the meantime to find out more about the GHC17 challenges browse the links on our 2017 challenges page.