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.


Q&A from Uganda with Dustin Dunsmuir - July 20, 2017
Meet BC Children's Hospital and UBC software developer Dustin Dunsmuir. He's in Uganda where he's working with partner hospitals and medical facilities to develop, test and ultimately begin using the Pocket Doc for Pneumonia. Read more...