Pocket Doc for Pneumonia

The Pocket Doc for Pneumonia, a project designed by researchers at the Center for International Child Health at BC Children’s Hospital, was awarded $250,000 during the 2017 Google.org Impact Challenge.

Did you know?
  • Childhood pneumonia is the leading cause of death for children under five years of age worldwide.
  • In 2015, at least one million children under the age of five died of pneumonia.
  • Pocket Doc for Pneumonia will save kids’ lives by helping health workers in remote areas accurately diagnose pneumonia and provide life-saving treatments.

We are now launching the project and developing a prototype of an app that can be used to save kids all over the world.

In July, a software developer from the team will be traveling to Uganda to lead workshops and learn from local health care professionals in order to create the most human centered design possible.

Stayed tuned to for details on Dustin's trip to Uganda...