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provide the highest standards of home based health care service and decrease the shortage of medical supplies especially during this time

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Our organization is Rohobot home based health care service. It was established on January 2017 to provide the highest standards of home based health care service for chronic ill and aged people who are living in their homes and require extra help and support with affordable price.

Our vision is to create a suitable environment for chronic and elderly people in Ethiopia as well as Africa.

Our mission is to bring quality home based health care service to the home. Our professionals are compassionate in helping chronic ill and elderly people attain their highest level of independence by providing support to them and their family. We improve people’s life.

In Ethiopia there is a large gap between the demands of quality medical equipment and Medication and the need. Especially in this critical time the need to medical equipment is high. We also know that we can go through this hard time by educating the community on a life style that will benefit beyond these crises.  As we have said above the demand for medical equipment and medication is very high so by opening this medical equipment and Medication supplier store we can support our country to the way that we could fulfill the demand.         

Our objective

  1. Decrease burden of hospital due to the corona virus so the hospital have a capacity to accept the more patient in the current condition
  2. Decrease the shortage of medical supplies like Sanitizer alcohol and face mask also medical equipment   
  3.  Make out self-ready for any community health problems like the one happening and for the further and work strongly on palliative care

What is the need are you focusing on?

- At this time there is a high demand and shortage of the for medical supplies like alcohol, sanitizer and face mask. 

- There is also a lack of awareness in the community about COVID-19, how is is transmitted and how they should protect them self and their families 

 

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.

The Medical supplies and medical equipment store will be located here in Addis Ababa with the capacity to distribute quality Medical supplies and medical equipment with a reasonable price. This store is going to work in collaboration with Rohobot Home based health care service to address the following needs . • The burden of hospital due to the corona virus • The shortage of medical supplies and medical equipment due to the Corona virus epidemic • The lack of awareness on the community about any health problems like the one happening . The burden of familys to take care of their loved ones So by coordinating and partnering with different governmental and non-governmental organization we can reach a lot of community not only in Addis Ababa but also around Ethiopia From the research that we did we have found z following their if a demand in our country in related z current pandemic Covid-19 n Palliative Care .Access medical equipment and supply .lack of Awareness

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

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

The impact that is solution is having - It has Decrease burden of hospital due to the corona virus so the hospital have a capacity to accept the more patient in the current condition - It will Decrease the shortage of medical supplies like Sanitizer alcohol and face mask also medical equipment - It will provide a quality medical supply and medical equipment to community - it will create awareness for any community health problems like the one happening and for the further and work strongly on palliative care - It will create job opportunities for different parts of the community

What is the name of your business or organization?

Rohobot Home Based Health Care Service P.L.C

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

Rohobot home based health care service was established on January 2017 to provide the highest standards of home based health care service for chronic ill and elderly people who are living in their homes and require extra help and support with affordable price. The organization objectives are • Reduce hospital and family burden • Reduce hospital Acquired infection • Enhance employment opportunity What we do • Administering medications as per the physician instruction • Performing personal care • Monitoring vital signs • Adequate ventilation, guidance and support concerning nutrition Achievement of organization • Conduct mini research to assess the demand • Provided over 13,000 service until now • Organized an event

What is your profession?

Clinical Nurse, Sociologists and Social psychology.

Where are you located (country)?

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Supplies of medical supply and medical equipment

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 11-49

How old is your business/company?

  • 2-5 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Social Enterprise

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

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government

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.

We need partners that are going to help us on the technical part of the project and that could provide us with fund or investment to increase our capacity to provide reach more communities.

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

- The access to quality medical supplies and medical equipment - The access of fund to import life sustaining medical equipment like ventilators - The access to find specialized health care providers on different cases

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

From the research that we did we have found the following - Their is a demand in our country in related the current pandemic Covid-19 and Palliative Care of home based health care service - Their is a high demand to access medical equipment and medical supplies - Their is a high gap of Awareness in the community about COVID-19 and other communicable and non-communicable disease

Website URL

https://www.rohobotnursing.com/

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Thanks for sharing such a nice idea as the future over the past few years, home healthcare has emerged as an important part of the healthcare continuum. With the world population ageing fast, there will be more than 1.4 billion senior citizens in the world by 2030. Even though much of the attention today is the millennial populace, the world needs to turn its attention to this looming ageing crisis. India, too, is faced with a similar demographic problem with a fifth of its population coming into the elderly bracket by 2050. To know more about this please read a article about home health care https://www.zapbuild.com/solutions/healthcare/home-care-software

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Photo of Michelle Florian
Team

It is clear that COVID-19 has taken a toll, and it is becoming evident that the pandemic will have a resounding social impact even after the initial wave has passed. I can see how at-home care has great potential for future growth that will benefit both patients and hospitals. I applaud you for responding to the hospital shortages with this pivot!

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Photo of Nebiyat Demeke
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Thank you so much for comment , sure in addition to that the country like Ethiopia women are responsible to provide care for their relative is sick or demand support . This trend forced to women to stop their education and job . Therefore when we are talking to women development we have to give attention also for home based health care service

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Photo of Michelle Florian
Team

Wow. Thank you for explaining, your project is very meaningful!