Decentralization immunization model (DIM)
its a process of implementing immunization programs at all levels for every one.
This is during an immunization outreach at the community level than waiting for the community people to come at the facility.
Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)
Immunization for every one through the DIM (Decentralization immunization model)
Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)
This idea is about making easy access and empowerment to the immunization by the care givers at the grass root levels.This calls for decentralizing the immunization programs and coming up with a clear system which can make caregivers demand for the services.Under this model (DIM) we develop community based immunization structures where teams are made and places identified from where immunization programs are implemented.At the community level we identify immunization champions (those who have immunized their children,have the information and willing to empower care givers to demand and access the immunization services.).The immunization champions organize community based sensitization sessions to the care givers within their communities to equip them with information but also to empower them to demand and access the services.For disabled care givers, the champions will be able to offer them services from home.Each community will have an immunization center near to them from where they can always access the services than walking long distances to the health facilities.With the information given to the care givers by the immunization champions,the easy access to the immunization centers in their communities .the care givers will fully be empowered to demand and access the immunization services.This model caters for the challenged care givers and those who do not have challenges in accessing the services. Each immunization champion will have a list of care givers for their respective communities which will enable them to reach every one.
Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?
Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)
it targets east Africa in particular in Uganda
Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)
iam targeting all care givers but most especially those who are challenged in accessing the immunization due to lack of transport to the health facilities,those who have negative attitude towards immunization,the illiterate ones and the disabled ones.Assets and strength.We have care givers who immunized their children,they have information and are ready to empower others.There is space to have immunization centers within each community.We have local leaders who will support the program at all levels.
How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)
its unique is that the immunization are decentralized ie every care givers can access them,care givers are empowered to demand for it with clear reasons.The program is implemented by the community members ie (immunization champions).it makes it easy to implement because the immunization champions understand their communities better and how to handle them.
Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)
Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.
How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)
it will takes us 10 months to achieve our desired objective
Organization Name (less than 140 characters)
SHES (Social ,Health and Environmental sustainability)
Type of Submitter
We are a Cooperative or Community-Owned Organization
Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)
we are in uganda and in kampala city
What is the current scale of your organization’s work?
Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)
Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)
our organization empowers the community to address their own challenges through equipping them with the information and skills.With the idea,we empower the care givers to demand and access the immunization services at all levels.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)
we shall work with government health centers ,the local leaders and other organization.we worked with a government health center in an immunization outreach where they supplied the vaccines we used.The partners will mainly be involved in the planning and implementation of the programs.
How many people are on your team?
Tell us more about you and your team
on the team i have nurses,mid wives,social workers and community based persons