On June 26, 2013, as part of the 9th Annual Games for Health Conference we are hosting the first ever Games for Global Health Conference. This Games for Health pre-conference event will focus on the highly emergent opportunities and activities using games to address global health challenges. It is a day to explore the promise of games as they pervade every corner of the globe.
Registration for this event is now open! To attend this event register for any ticket that includes our Emerging Markets and Communities Day.
Three aspects of global health discussion relevant to games will be explored:
- New opportunities to improve health and health care in emerging-economy countries
- Global responses and awareness of acute health issues (e.g., malaria, HIV, water, food security, early childhood development) in regions where much-needed work remains
- Coordinated health issues such as flu that require a universally global response by every country regardless of its individual capacity
Sessions at the event will…
- Review work done to date and discuss what it offers to inform the next wave of efforts
- Understand what platforms and use patterns are taking form that are different from the patterns in more developed regions of the world
- Discuss what sort of games for health approaches and targets might offer the best opportunity to match promise with reality
Our schedule is a mix of talks about example projects, and group discussions about overall topics in the field.