Worldwide participants are welcome to apply
Conversations with local teams, mentors and MSD leaders will be held in English.
Country to be implemented first: IRAQ
Required language: English for physicians as the main target. Content shared with patients must be in Arabic.
The solution interface can be in English
Chronic pain patients suffer from long term pain, in some cases leading to debilitating outcomes affecting their daily life. Those patients can be, for example, a mother suffering from chronic pain so badly that she cannot manage the needs of her children.
In some cases, these patients do not receive optimal support from the physicians that treat them mainly due to:
In the case of Iraq, physicians speak English but patients only Arabic. Physicians have access to internet and smartphones, which is not the case for most patients.
MSD has identified the opportunity to help physicians to better support their patients with pain.
The solution should target physicians, and consider the limitations regarding internet and smart phone access of Iraqi population. Besides, it should be easy to use and engaging, while cost-effective.
There are numerous patients with pain due to poor surgery, ageing, trauma, recovery after surgery and chronic pain disease.
MSD initially aims for a sponsorship model, where apart from the $20.000 grant, it will support the solver company with the:
*Note: The targeted numbers will be quantified during co-cocreation with the local MSD team.
Printed patient education materials showing different exercises.
Face to face interaction with Healthcare Professionals.
Medical education programs.