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MyCpdZw Solutions

The innovation is providing on mobile application health training to reduce transmission to doctors and nurse, and get annual work license.

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COVID-19 crisis worldwide, and shortage of training and protective resources  are the big hindrances for health workers to improve their knowledge and provide effective and efficiency services to the needy patients. While in the year 2019/2020 the demand of health workers and protective gears have risen by more than 30% worldwide, the access to get in job training and seminars for for improving knowledge and get work license has dropped by 40% due to the fact that there is no access to seminars, workshop, and other face to face training because of COVID-19 pandemic. To address these challenges, our Innovative Team has come up with solution of using mobile application to improve knowledge and renew their work license. Doctors, nurses, and other community health workers will register and start studies, then they will do examination online so that their score will be automatically sent to the Health workers council and they get their work permit/license to continue or apply for new job post. Our innovation operates in both IOS and Android. The Main goal of the project is to provide access for health workers to get health professional improvement health training through mobile application so that to get work license to work, reduce transmission of COVID-19 among health workers from patients they treat, reach rural and remote health workers, and reduce cost of training. Also, reach all health workers at cheapest cost. More than 300 health workers have been registered, the major activity for now is to scale. The impact of the project is to reduce the scarcity of health workers crisis which the world is facing currently. It will also improve the knowledge of how to handle COVID-19 patients and reduce the deaths of physicians and other first respondents who are in front line rescuing the lives of victims. This is the cheapest solution with very big impact to health workers and the community. It is adaptable to both developed and developing countries. The same mobile application platform will be customized for on mobile counseling to the families which are lost their beloved from COVID -19.


What is the need are you focusing on?

 

The shortage I want to address is education opportunity for health workers and first line correspondents so that they can be aware on how to hand victims of CIVID-19. Also, I want to address trauma which is caused by loss of family members due to COVID-19. The platform will also, provide basic community health education through mobile application, especially in rural and remote areas where there is little access to health information.


Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

MyCpdZw will partners with Youth Education Support to scale mobile application training for health workers so that to help them to improve their professional knowledge for effective service in COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we welcome any other organization which have the same mission to reduce COVID-19 pandemic to join our efforts. The innovation will address the challenge of transmission of COVID -19 from patients to the health workers, provide on mobile counseling for all people who have lost their loved one by COVID 19. Provide community health education, especially in remote of rural area. Provide annul work license to health workers. This innovative intervention will reduce the problem to both health workers and the community. visit www.mycpdzw.org for more information.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

knowledge for effective services, and get work license. This mobile application will provide training so that it will reduce fatal of health workers and other first respondents who are in front-line. COVID 19 is causing other health problems like depression, anxiety, and other stress because of loss of loved one, economic. and change of lifestyle; this innovation will provide on-mobile counseling which is equally very supportive and life rescuing. The community which will benefit with this innovation are health workers, teachers, students, patients of COVID 19, families which have lost their beloved, NGOs, government, and communities which are living in remote of rural areas. It will also help the health workers to acquire their work license and continue with their jobs, then reduce the scarcity of health workers.

What is the name of your business or organization?

The organization which will partners to run this these lives rescuing project are MyCpdZw, Youth Education support, Team members from Emory University in Atlanta, and Virginia Commonwealth University. The project also welcome individual and organization which are interested to join our effort to rescue lives.

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Current the organization in providing education/ training to the health workers and more than 300 they have received their work permit in Zimbabwe. We anticipate improving our innovation mobile application so that to increase the number of services to the community of health workers and counseling services. The innovation is providing services to health workers, youth, and families which are lost their beloved. This innovation also, can be customized to improve more service as it may be needed.

What is your profession?

My profession is Education- teaching, Also i have deep background of substance abuse education, prevention , and treatment, and entrepreneurship

Where are you located (country)?

Currently, I am in the United states of America (USA)

Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Education
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Technology

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Social Enterprise

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire. The innovation has worked very well in Zimbabwe, now I want to scale to other countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and other countries. To reach new countries it needs more fund for recruiting more ICT and reach more health workers. Help needed are Grant to improve the mobile application so that to increase other services like counseling, and startup mentors.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

The barriers to scale to other countries for solution is fund for recruiting more experts to work in other countries. The second barrier may be ability of health workers to pay for services as subscription fee but to solve this the health worker will only pay $ 25 per annual as a membership fee. Another barrier is information of marketing, we will use social media to reach more customers in different countries.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far? The innovation is working very well, and I have learned that the same mobile application which is now providing education to health workers, it can be improved for providing other services like on mobile counseling, and other health community information and campaign to reduce transmission and deaths from COVID-19. Also, I have learned that mobile application is the best solution for community education because it is cheaper, and it reaches many people at the same time.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

Yes, I am actively participating in theses efforts, and it is promising to to work very well that is why I want to implement in other countries so that to make more impact.

Website URL

www.mycpdzw.org

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