The SantéPerSo initiative - led by the Leenaards Foundation, a philanthropic foundation based in Lausanne (Switzerland), and Médecine & Hygiène, a reference for health journalism in French-speaking Switzerland - is launching an international journalism competition with the theme of personalised health.
Personalised health, also known as precision medicine, results from the convergence of different phenomena: the acceleration of genome sequencing, the development of Big Data about health, and the improvement of analytical algorithms. These technological advances allow a better understanding of the risks of developing a pathology, more precise diagnoses and tailor-made treatments. It is more than an evolution: personalised health represents a real paradigm shift. Such disruption raises many questions, but also raises hopes and fears about the future of medicine.
The three winning entries will receive cash prizes to enable the winners to carry out their projects:
First prize: CHF 8’000.-
Second prize: CHF 4’000.-
Third prize: CHF 3’000.-