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Health Landscape

What does the health landscape in low-income communities look like?

For this Mission, take some time to research what health looks like in low-income communities in Caldas and around the world. 

What are some of the common issues, challenges and opportunities faced by these communities when it comes to their health? What people or organizations have found successful, innovative ways to improve health safely and affordably?

Some things to think about:
  • What are the common health issues, diseases or illnesses that someone in a low-income community like Caldas might experience?
  • What kind of care might someone in Caldas or a similar community have access to if they were pregnant or needed help in an emergency?
  • Are there existing examples in health innovation that we can learn from and emulate?
  • Malnutrition is an especially important consideration in communities in Caldas – what innovative existing examples address this issue?

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We sent members of our team out into the communities of Caldas to take pictures and report back to the OpenIDEO community.

We sent members of our team out into the communities of Caldas to take pictures and report back to the OpenIDEO community.

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Srinivasan presents McDonald's model to create Aravind Eye care http://bit.ly/kp3oKz
Arjan is inspired by Coca Cola's distribution http://bit.ly/jqNQHj (TED Talk Melinda Gates http://bit.ly/9lXd6I)

Srinivasan presents McDonald's model to create Aravind Eye care http://bit.ly/kp3oKz Arjan is inspired by Coca Cola's distribution http://bit.ly/jqNQHj (TED Talk Melinda Gates http://bit.ly/9lXd6I)

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If we are able to inform every mother of her needs and her baby needs at pregnancy and early childhood at the right time, as well as near-by opportunities to access health care and healthy affordable food, we could change the game around.

If we are able to inform every mother of her needs and her baby needs at pregnancy and early childhood at the right time, as well as near-by opportunities to access health care and healthy affordable food, we could change the game around.

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I thought abit about the natural vitamins and effects that people get from sun and daylight. For scandinavian people it is general knowledge that in the months of winter, get depressed and nutrientdeficient if we spend the whole working week indoors

I thought abit about the natural vitamins and effects that people get from sun and daylight. For scandinavian people it is general knowledge that in the months of winter, get depressed and nutrientdeficient if we spend the whole working week indoors

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A platform that allows for a meaningful exchange between designers and health practitioners.  The primary audience for such a platform would be designers with little medical knowledge, and medical practitioners with little design experience.
A platform that allows for a meaningful exchange between designers and health practitioners. The primary audience for such a platform would be designers with little medical knowledge, and medical practitioners with little design experience.

A platform that allows for a meaningful exchange between designers and health practitioners. The primary audience for such a platform would be designers with little medical knowledge, and medical practitioners with little design experience.

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