Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)
We will produce a single dose capsule designed to deliver suitable immunisations by self service under unskilled supervisor control, targeted at large groups of people in villages and schools. It will be supported by a management kit.
Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)
The box with the doses. It arrives with the correct number plus spares. Local reps are rewarded long term by the number of different people logged and number of mistakes made etc. Doses are returned to the box and then sent back. At all stages there is no value given to the contents.
The Admin box which has mobile phone and backup with cables and instructions. Mobile phone is declared as unusable by anyone for any other use and is both tracked and locked and cannot have these disabled.
The person receiving the immunisation presses their finger onto the bottom with their thumb before use to capture it for records.
The person giving the immunisation presses their finger onto the top with tehir thumb to capture it for records.
Applicator which is easy and foolproof under supervision
Applicator after use with possible retracting needle and blood capture for analysis
Overview of process on immunisation day
The challenge we are addressing is the large scale immunisation of poor villages and schools by unskilled local people using fool proof self service applicators.
The process can be encapsulated in the following steps
- Identify (suitable groups of people)
- Survey (by local representatives who are paid on quality of reporting)
- Prepare (End out preparation kits with information and book dates)
- Ship (Send full kit with dummy doses then real large scale kits)
- Immunise (Run the immunisation in large halls with self or assisted service)
- Return (Collect the used applicators in the original boxes)
- Reward (The local reps in stages for quality)
The target audience will be any group of children in particular who cannot get immunisations easily due to the logistical problems of not enough people to administer the doses in high enough volumes to push take up. Adults can use it as well.
The core pillars of the solution are 1) Simple, low technology, robust yet innovative self service immunisation dose applicator 2) the use of tough technology to make the system workable in hostile environments 2) Inclusion of bio-metric capture to identify the recipient and the person giving the dose. 3) the capture of bloods from the injection to feedback the state of the population. 4) Zero resale value by the inclusion of some activation features in the boxes sent based on GPS location to open and unlock stores under remote control from HQ.
The system will be a multi-phase system that will use 1) Local agents to identify villages and schools in their location 2) A staggered and tiered remuneration system that only pays out on proven success over time. 3) The use of high technology mobile phones with declared and proven zero value to outside the process and with discrete tracking to identify theft. 4) A tested and proven process that will ensure that each village has the maximum chance of success and that failures are built into the process as it scales
Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?
Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)
Anywhere where their is a matched need and ideally a mobile network although satellite could be used for comms.
Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)
I do not know them. This is a concept based on an obvious need.
How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)
It seems no one else is doing it as skilled people are needed to apply it. Also corruption means that kits need to be of little use to people who want to steal and resell them. Local representatives need to be rewarded over time for proven success of campaigns.
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)
2 years to get the process working and a suitable applicator created.
Organization Name (less than 140 characters)
Type of Submitter
We are not yet a registered organization but looking for collaborative partners
We are a family with ideas to help.
Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)
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)
We are just a family of four with thoughts on how to make immunisation take up increase dramatically with self service.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)
To be confirmed
How many people are on your team?
Tell us more about you and your team
We are a family with technology, science, health service and animal interests.