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SHAKTI –Empowering Lives

Improving access to data with easy recording, monitoring, micro planning while empowering frontline health workers, Govts & caregivers.

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

SHAKTI will provide countrywide digital immunization database easing the process of delivering quality immunization, collecting data, monitoring, empowering caregivers; frontline health workers; Govt through software while increasing coverage.

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

India have largest number of unimmunised children consisting 7.5 mn.If we look at the entire chain of the vaccination management, the whole immunization programme undergoes the process of manual assistance which is very inefficient. On this context, we want to introduce a mobile application platform which would convert this manually conducted operation into a digital phenomenon making it easy to access the data, make strategy, and ward off the misconduct in immunization chain. FHWs, Govt authority & smartphone equipped Caregivers who will make themselves avail of using this interoperable software. With this application, The FHWs will take less time to input data and spend more time in developing relations with patients building trust and reliability. They will have easy access to patients’ records with countrywide database, thus improving immunisation to migrants & nomads The app will have auto-scheduling, analytics, reminder support both online & offline based. The app will also have training resources of IPC & vaccination process in the form of videos, animation, infographics. The government will get region wise analytics, report, mapping; data visualization consisting of data collected by FHWs. Micro planning, decisions can be taken quickly with adaptive strategies. Authority can get direct feedbacks from caregivers or conduct surveys further through it. The defined caregivers will get to check the vaccination status of their children, nearby immunization location. The app will teach them through videos, tutorials, infographics etc. The caregivers can response with their direct feedback about any discrepancies or misconduct at the respective clinics. They will be free from immunisation card.The app will be cloud hosted with nationwide access and live data update facility. The app can support vernacular languages.

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

  • Southern Asia

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

Urban, Peri-Urban & Rural areas of most acute immunisation coverage states in India.

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

FHWs, Govt authorities, smartphone equipped Caregivers are going to take the services of SHAKTI. With increasing digital-literate people, the end users will not be hesitating to come by the services of app because of its cloud-based integrated system , ease of access, easy to record data and reminder and making them learn besides. The end users are indispensable parts of a society contributing to form a society from the ground to higher level. Any novel initiative will never attain its success without the assistance of a particular target audience, the workers involving in the service chain and most importantly the government of the certain country. Our end users will include three of them for the utter accomplishment of the app.

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

Our endeavour will create a nationwide digital health ecosystem specific to the immunisation services but in the upcoming future it could be platform for many other health services creating a broader eco-system. It can access the data systematically which has been a big barrier to the system so far reducing cost. What else it can do is to integrate any digital id system of a country like Aadhar in India. Financial inclusion is also an option by linking bank accounts. Moreover it is affordable. One just needs to have smartphone and internet connection. The application will be the integrated platform with fast access to live data,crucial to decision makings. With it the problems can be easily detected as well.

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)

Implementing the first pilot project in one district will take around 10-12 months(5 month app developing,6 month roll out & assessment)

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)


Type of Submitter

  • We are not yet a registered organization but looking for collaborative partners

Organizational Characteristics

  • Female-led organization
  • Women’s health/rights focused
  • Youth-led organization

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Girish Park, Kolkata- 700006, West Bengal, India

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

NestHeal aims to be a design-based software company focusing on creating various digital healthcare solutions. We want to build systems & software for major health problems faced by various nation while improving efficiency & ease of access while & meeting user-centric design principles.

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

Ministry of Health, Unicef, Gavi, Microsoft.

How many people are on your team?


Tell us more about you and your team

We are group of four individuals(students) Ranit Das; Ria Das; Sayan Mondal; Ayan Mondal coming from diverse backgrounds like Design, Computer Science, Media, Food Technology . We believe our actions should be intended to achieve Sustainable Development goals.


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Hi Ranit Das great to have you in the Challenge and seeing inspiration happening with Estela Kennen 

This is a bold vision, can you share what your first steps would be to reach this goal?

PS Great visualizations!

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Ashley Tillman Hi, thank you for feedback.
Our first step Will be to go narrow. We want to start with health workers in single village (which have lower Immunization rate). After developing the digital infrastructure, we will provide training to caregivers & transfer the data into system. They will do their routine Immunization programme but this time digitally. After evaluation & multiple iteration we will scale. In the meantime we will also want to launch the app of caregiver side.