Medical students, joined by CCI doctors, to discuss the utilisation of technology to advance healthcare globally.
About this event
Critical Care International launched its Student Essay Competition in 2021.
Following on from the essay competition, CCI are hosted an online panel event, which occurred on Tuesday 18th January at 17:30 GMT. A selection of students who submitted essays were joined by CCI doctors to discuss the utilisation of technology to advance healthcare globally. We have added the recommended and further reading lists below the stuent’s essay titles.
Student panel and essay title:
“Hello! My name is Lissa and I’m a 4th year medical student at the University of Southampton, where I’m rotating through placements trying to narrow down my ideas of how (or if!) to specialise. My mind is still very much open, but will be somewhat guided by an interest in global health, a desire to work abroad and a dislike of sitting down for too long…”
Essay – Looking up: the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to improve access to healthcare in low and middle-income countries (University of Southampton )
Further reading for use of UAVs in improving global healthcare!
- WHO Constitution https://www.who.int/about/governance/constitution
- Gabriela Flores, Daniel Hogan, Gretchen Stevens, Justine Hu, Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer, Sarah Thomson, et al. Tracking universal health coverage: 2017 global monitoring report. World Health Organization and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank; 2017 Available from: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/640121513095868125/pdf/122029-WP-REVISED-PUBLIC.pdf
- Political declaration of the high-level meeting on universal health coverage. United Nations General Assembly; 2019 Sep p. 3. Available from: https://undocs.org/en/A/74/L.4
- Sam Ajadi. Digital Health A health system strengthening tool for developing countries . Global Systems for Mobile Communications Association; 2020 Available from: https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Digital-Health-June-2020.pdf
- Brian McManus. How Rwanda Built A Drone Delivery Service. Real Engineering; 2019 Available from: https://youtu.be/jEbRVNxL44c:
- Drones for Delivering Results for Children. UNICEF; 2019 Nov. Available from: https://www.unicef.org/evaluation/media/936/file/Drones%20for%20Delivering%20Results%20for%20Children.pdf
- Swoop Aero drones https://swoop.aero/
- Zipline drones https://flyzipline.com/
- Wingcopter drones https://wingcopter.com/
- Van Olmen J, Criel B, Van Damme W, Marchal B, Van Belle S, Van Dormael M, et al. Analysing health systems to make them stronger. Antwerp, Belgium: ITGPress; 2010.
- Are drones suitable tools for delivering medical supplies in developing countries? Mobile for Development. 2020. Available from: https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/blog/are-drones-suitable-tools-for-delivering-medical-supplies-in-developing-countries/
- Using drones to deliver blood in Rwanda. BBC News. 2019 Mar; Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-47631709
- Zipline delivers over 1 million vaccine doses to hard-to-reach areas of Ghana. GhanaWeb. 2021. Available from: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Zipline-delivers-over-1-million-vaccine-doses-to-hard-to-reach-areas-of-Ghana-1171270
- Protecting Ghana’s Election: Instant Agility With Zipline’s Autonomous Delivery Network . zipline.com; 2021. Available from: https://assets.ctfassets.net/pbn2i2zbvp41/3yrQaMNdJ1u1J2aSEucjzt/4412ea5d12896d15b7eb41a2212d0295/Zipline_Ghana_PPE_Global_Healthcare_Feb-2021.pdf
- Malawi drone initiative takes drugs to remote areas faster. Financial Times. 2019 Nov 29; Available from: https://www.ft.com/content/aab0945c-f62c-11e9-bbe1-4db3476c5ff0
- Zipline drones deliver supplies and PPE to US hospitals. BBC News. 2020 May 27; Available from: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52819648
- Renee Knight. Drones Deliver Healthcare. dronesinhealthcare. 2017. Available from: https://www.dronesinhealthcare.com
Lilian is a fifth year medical at the University of Oxford, and also has a BA in Medical Sciences and an MSc in Global Health & Epidemiology. Her interests lie in non-communicable disease prevention and nutrition. She is interested in the use of health data, and has used large datasets such as the UK Biobank in some of her research.
Essay – Record linkage: how the use of pre-existing data could change health research and care across the globe (University of Oxford)
“My name is Yesh and I am a 5th year medical student from Brighton. I am interested in tropical medicine and technology usage to improve access to healthcare. I hope to continue learning about ways in which medicine is constantly changing and how the structure of healthcare will adapt to an increasingly challenging environment.”
Essay – Future of AI in Medicine (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-57756988 – Link for mentioned NHS robot
https://www.leanix.net/en/blog/artificial-intelligence-expert-systems#:~:text=In%20artificial%20intelligence%2C%20an%20expert,than%20through%20conventional%20procedural%20code. – What is an expert system?
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-84973-5 – Watson for Oncology