Techfugees x Shifra to improve the health care for women refugees in Europe!

A few months ago, Techfugees launched its first Global Challenges, a competition aimed at innovators who run a technological project addressing displaced people’s needs in one of our five priority areas of work (access to rights & information, health, education, employment and social inclusion). We received more than a hundred applications from around the world!

By analyzing compliance with our 8 Guiding Principles, their business models, reported impact on displaced people’s lives, our Jury of experts selected and invited 25 finalists to come and pitch their projects at the Techfugees Global Summit 2018 at Station F on October the 26th.

📼 Have a look at the 25 #TFChallenges18’ finalists video pitches here!

One winner was chosen per category by a Jury of high profile experts, resulting in 5 laureates: Integreat, Shifra, Antura and the Letters, Taqadam and Refugees Are. Techfugees has since then been working very closely with the 5 winning teams and defining how to support their growth over the coming year.


Meet Rebeccah, Founder of Shifra, Winner in the #TFChallenges18 Health category 🏆

Shifra is a web app designed to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health care. It provides local, evidence-based health information in multiple languages for communities with varying levels of language and health literacy. The app also directs users to trusted clinics where they can access respectful and safe care. Shifra works with local health networks in Australia since 2015 to improve their existing services based on the self-identified health needs found in the app’s anonymous user trend data.

Deploying Shifra web-app throughout Europe!

For the coming years, Shifra wants to disseminate and market its web-app throughout Europe. In 2019, Techfugees will support the first step of this great and huge goal by connecting Rebeccah and her team to European NGOs and health providers. Also, we will team up with tech partners to ensure the web-app is ready for scaling in Europe and GDRP compliant.

📰 Meet the founder changing life for refugee women with her sexual-health access app (Smart Company)


Have a look at Shifra’s pitch at the Techfugees Global Summit:


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