5th Annual CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon

Innovating to Improve Neonatal and Maternal Health

August 25-27, 2017 | Mbarara, Uganda

Are you a medtech innovator passionate about global health?

Join us for the 5th Annual CAMTech Uganda MedTech Hack-a-thon, which will bring together bright minds from across the globe to develop innovative medical technologies that can improve neonatal and maternal health in low-resource settings.

New to hack-a-thons? Read the FAQ Guide to learn more about what goes on during the 48-hour event.

Friday, August 25th (tentative)

7:30 AM - 1:00 PMPre-Hack-a-thon Clinical Summit
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Clinical Site Visit (Business Workshop open to all participants not joining the Clinical Site Visit)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PMPre-hack reception & networking

Saturday, August 26th

8:00 AM - 9:30 AMRegistration, Breakfast, Networking
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMKick-off, Inspirational Speaker, Hack-a-thon Intro
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM2 Rounds of pitching
12:30PM – OnwardsHacking & mentoring (participants are encouraged to hack overnight)

Sunday, August 27th

8:00 AM - 2:30 PMMore hacking & mentoring
10:00 AM – 1:30 PMPractice pitching with mentors
2:30 PM - 4:30 PMFinal presentations & judging
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Awards and closing remarks

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Below are helpful articles, reports, and statistics about neonatal and maternal health in Uganda.

Situational Analysis of Newborn Health in UgandaUgandan Ministry of Health 

Roadmap for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity in Uganda – Republic of Uganda

Global Trends in Maternal Mortality – How Does Uganda Fare?CEHURD

Opportunities for Africa’s Newborns – The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health – World Health Organization


The 2017 hack-at-hon presents an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to engage a diverse talent pool across the globe to help improve neonatal and maternal health in low- and middle-income countries. Sponsors experience:

  • Greater reach to a network of partners and experts in the field across urban centers in Uganda
  • Access to an expanded novel pipeline of breakthrough technologies
  • Amplified positive public relations with a broad group of innovators and stakeholders across the country

For additional questions, contact Sandra Butler.

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