Thursday, July 2, 2015

Young Revolutionizing Health

Innovative projects that improve health through social entrepreneurship
Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim reward 10 innovative health projects led by young people between 16 and 24 years

It is often said that young people are more creative than the other strata of the population because its critical nature allows them to question all existing and create from there, innovative solutions to all kinds of problems. Proof of this is the list of the ten winning projects this year Making More Health Challenge.

Making More Health is a global initiative created by Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim, in which support innovative projects that contribute to improving the health of individuals and communities, thanks to social entrepreneurs and young talents between 16 and 24 years. The alliance wants to achieve change through innovative entrepreneurs who provide health projects to society.

The winning projects this year are:

Being Inclusive: inclusive is an alternative fashion created by Nerea Mayoral, 24, to fight for visible and standardize heterogeneous body image combining fashion and psychology of appearance.

Dexinde: is a project of inclusive sport where children with and without disabilities live experiences through the sport, creating healthy habits and improving their quality of life. Cecilia Monroy is 24 and leads the project from the sports team of the same.

The other side: with only 16 years, Irene Rodriguez is developing the project 'The other side', in order to make the oppressed theater workshops for families of patients with schizophrenia and give them the opportunity to express their feelings and problems, helping to improve family relationships.

HealthEye: created by Jonathan Hurtado, 22, is the social network to connect people with the same rare disease. In HealthEye you can connect with people with similar problems, answer questions with medical specialists and discover all available resources on the disease.

Immunity: is a board game that revolves around the immune system and infections, also associated with an educational web platform aimed at teaching in schools and health institutions. Victor Pereira, 24, is the scientific coordinator - teacher project, which has a team of 7 people.

Lazaret: Alejandro Bass, 24, directs Lazaret, a device for blind people, which collects information from the environment by a camera placed in a cap or collar and translated by vibrations in the back of a shirt tailored.

Mottivapp: is an application that helps the user to pursue the achievement of their goals and dreams, making their way towards excellence. Cristina Massip, 22 years old, is currently in the process of turning this idea into reality.

Music Awakening: listening music with headphones life improves the lives of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, reducing behavioral disorders, and reducing the use of drugs. Maria Olmedo is 22 and working on this project with his brother and other health professionals in Cájar, Granada.

Break the silence: Carla Herrero, 19, created 'Break the Silence' in order to support and give hope to young people with psychological disorders or abuse, and in turn, connect them with treatment and recovery.

Vital Signs: is a wireless device for people suffering from cardiovascular disease with a more comfortable and secure life. The device records the heart's activity and detect abnormalities and stroke with 4 hours in advance. Jose Manuel Romero is 23 and is the production manager of this project led by two younger.


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