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Students in Brazil are taking their impact beyond the classroom

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Making public health more accessible

When the Secretary of Education of Bahia, Brasil partnered with Google to make computers accessible to all of the students and teachers in public schools across the state, high school student Carol Neris used that technology to solve a problem affecting her community.

Determined to do something about the lack of access to information about the public health system, Carol partnered with teachers and peers to build an app called “Hack Saúde” (Hack Health). The app provides all sorts of information about public health posts, including details like doctor availability, health post opening and closing times, and available vaccines. The app has already begun to decrease wait-times, inform people about doctors’ shifts,  and educate people about vaccines.

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