Tunisia e-health valley Hackathon prize awarded to “Last Hour” team for their solution to address drug shortages

The prize of the Tunisia e-health valley Hackathon was awarded to the team of young students “Last Hour” for developing an innovative platform to prevent and manage stockouts of drugs in Tunisia.


The prize was given by Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Neila Nouira Gonji Friday in Tunis.


The winning team made up of young students of the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT) ranked first among seven other teams who participated in this hackathon.


The Hackathon is part of the 5th forum of the Pharmacy organized by the Union of Pharmacists of Tunisia (SPOT), Thouraya Naifer, Secretary General of SPOT and chair of the scientific committee of the forum told TAP Saturday.


This platform, which aims to anticipate shortages of drugs, will be used by the Ministry of Health, she said.


She added that this hackathon organised by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with a consortium consisting of the Honoris group and all institutions affiliated with it, aims to involve higher education institutions and students to work on new models of solutions that will solve a major problem of the health sector, namely the shortage of drugs.


The 5th forum of the Pharmacy held from September 29 to October 1, at the exhibition centre of Kram, is placed this year under the sign “The pharmacy beyond the drug”.




Source: TAP News Agency