Pocket Doc for Pneumonia: Top 10 Google.org Impact Challenge finalist

This is a guest post submitted by Dr. Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon, Vice President Medical Affairs
BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.


A new smartphone tool called the PocketDoc for Pneumonia will help health care workers in remote areas and developing countries accurately diagnose pneumonia, quickly provide treatment and save lives. 

Pneumonia is the single largest cause of death among children under five. Although it can be treated with antibiotics, many children with pneumonia don’t receive the treatment they need.

The low-cost Pocket Doc for Pneumonia has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists out of more than 900 applications for the Google.org Impact Challenge Canada. The public online voting competition is open now until Tuesday, March 28. The top five projects will receive $750,000 each and the runners up will each receive $250,000.

This project is being led by Dr. Mark AnserminoDr. Tex Kissoon and Dr. Guy Dumont

For more information about the project, visit bcchr.ca/impact-challenge

We need your votes to save children's lives!

Vote until Tuesday, March 28, 2017.