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The idea is a system that can proactively reach out to the caregivers with messages etc, via their feature phones. Whatsapp may be included

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)

Proactively communicating to caregivers using IVR, RoboCaller, and SMS. The rural dwellers this solution impacts mostly will have feature phones. It can be extended to WhatsApp. The data of the caregiver is collected at the birth of the child.

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

1. The solution provides reminders to the caregivers about immunization of the child. It also helps to educate the ones not to keen on immunization. IVR helps to provide a standard answering system that can be localized. 2. End users are those who live in rural areas. Target is the caregivers of the children, mostly mothers, but also community influencers that have a say to a large number of rural dwellers, e.g. market women leaders, etc. 3. The data entry point to the system is the data collected about the child, the caregiver (mother) and the locality of residence. This helps to segment the data for targeted messaging. A scheduler automatically creates the immunization calendar of the child, based on the entered date of birth. This enables the scheduler to send out SMS messages, or RoboCalls to the registered caregiver. IVR is used to provide an always-on answering service, that can be pre-recorded messages from FAQs. The IVR can also be linked to volunteer health caregivers anywhere in the world for free advice. The system also includes an online Content Management System, that allows the repository of pre-recorded educational, health information message/content that may be submitted and maintained by the National Health Ministry, NGO's and other health charity organizations.

Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?

  • North Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Middle Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Western Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • South America
  • Northern America
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Asia
  • South-eastern Asia
  • Southern Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Oceania

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

Mostly developing countries and/or emerging economies, where access to health care information is difficult, and the acceptance of immunization is low. Such areas normally do not have 3G coverage.

Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)

Mothers (Parents) Health Personnel Community influencers (Market women leaders, women religious leaders) etc.

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

It leverages existing infrastructure and systems. OPEX is low since the platform will be cloud hosted The solution is not instituting a new user behaviour with end devices Messaging can be tailored to a province, state etc., and relevant local languages

Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)

12 weeks to develop the prototype. Most of the work is done on the cloud. Deployment is region specifc

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)

356TekHaus

Type of Submitter

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Organizational Characteristics

  • Lifestyle Solutions designcompany

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Lagos, Nigeria (registered), and Dubai, UAE (not registered)

What is the current scale of your organization’s work?

  • Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)

Website URL

www.365tekhaus.com (not live)

Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)

The firm is a solution partnership/startup. Company focus is on solution ideation, design and specification, solution and project lifecycle management

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)

Myself, and two other partners. We leverage external partners for software coding, installation and implementation. We are currently working on a smartbox solution prototype for Nigeria (confidential)

How many people are on your team?

5

Tell us more about you and your team

Daniel: Solution ideation, solution design, project and solution management Chude: Communication systems technology, project management Chinedu: Solution ideation, solution design, fintech, software design and coding Dirichi: Project Management Chidimma: Customer relations and engagement

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Hey Danny E. 
Based on your idea I feel you could also fit into our other vaccine challenge and can apply to both.
Please have a look and do apply
https://www.openideo.com/challenge-briefs/infuse-urban-immunization?

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