Tech in the World
Tech in the World campaign leader
Contact: [email protected]

We are a team ( of Harvard Computer Science students with a vision and plan to bring the best computer science students in our nation to the field of global health.

We are backed by a board of advisers including a Harvard Business School professor, the winner of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge and the winner of the MIT Global IDEAS Challenge. We are also supported by friends at the Omidyar Network, Good Ventures, Code For America, Harvard Global Health Institute, The Experiment Fund, the McKnight Foundation, and more.

We are running the second iteration of a national fellowship program that identifies top computer science students and sends them in teams to develop software at one of our overseas sites. It is an unparalleled immersive experience, an experiential learning opportunity, and a chance to see the world and apply technical skills to improve it.


Our Impact:
1. Working with researchers and developers at the Ifakara Health Institute to develop a mobile vital statistics data collection and analysis tool, which will involve building SMS-enabled data reporting software and a web-based data management software used by doctors and field staff.

2. Collaborating with the Association for Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA) by overhauling their diabetes and AIDS health-monitoring tool. Due to many user experience issues in the system, and a lack of the necessary technical knowledge on site to resolve those issues, APHFTA has been unable to use their diabetes and AIDS health monitoring tool for more than a year.

3. Teaching technical workshops to students at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology. Planned workshop topics include: web development in Python, web security, front-end web development, and relational databases. We also plan on spending unstructured time with the students to build community between the fellows and Tanzanian students and to encourage cultural exchange.

All of this impact can be made for only $15,000. And we need your generous contribution to make it happen!

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