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Chanjoplus

Chanjoplus creates digital identities to enable health workers track child vaccination uptake,default rate and completion real time on USSD.

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one to two sentences (required 350 Characters)

Chanjoplus creates digital identities for children especially vulnerable children in highly populated areas and highly mobile urban areas to enable healthcare workers track which vaccines children receive,where and when they receive vaccines and most importantly identify when they default.These records can then be retrieved by any public

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

A key barrier that prevents the distribution of lifesaving vaccines to children 0-5 years in low resource, highly mobile population area settings remains the lack of proper identification and registration mechanisms. Tens of millions of children have no formal record of their existence, making a nightmare for health workers to track uptake of vaccinations amongst children. Chanjoplus creates digital identities for children to enable health care workers track which vaccines children receive,where and when they receive their vaccines and most importantly when they default.These records can then be pulled up by any public health clinic anywhere, making it easy to identify which children are falling through the immunisation gaps and provide real-time data on vaccination drives. A health worker simply needs to dial *304# on any mobile phone to access records for any child and update it. We have so far rolled out in 3 clinics with a total infant population of 13,000 infants.We have trained and worked with 236 community health volunteers,and 37 health workers.Our target users are children 0-5 years ,living in poor highly populated and highly mobile communities as well as remote vulnerable communities where child registration poses a threat to identification for immunization services. We have so far tracked and registered over 274,840 doses of vaccines on our platform and are continuing. With Chanjoplus,immunization data is streamlined real time,and accessible anywhere anytime.We have enabled group schedules for caregivers to encourage group access to immunization,we have redesigned an immunization session that reduces wait time by upto 50 % and also empowered both the health-worker and the caregiver to take charge of their immunization roles through having access to the chanjoplus immunization data. We believe chanjoplus is the future of immunization as it has enabled a permanent digital immunization register ;a first of its kind that is accessible anywhere anytime from a basic feature phone.We believe you cannot leave any child behind unless we identify who every child is. Our revenue model is three fold;we license the technology to clinics at an annual subscription fee targeting 10,000 clinics in Kenya alone with plans to scale beyond Kenya. 2.We charge a one off registration fee per infant targeting 1.5 million infants which is Kenya's annual birth rate. 3.Finally,we charge a monthly maintenance fee for every registered child . 4.Data revenue

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

  • North Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Middle Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Western Africa

Geographic Focus

Kenya,Uganda,Djibouti,Ghana,Nigeria,Somalia,Democratic Republic of Congo,Bangladesh,AFghanistan and Indonesia. Our scaling plans includes 1.Mapping all the 10,000 hospitals in Kenya and having them registered on the chanjoplus platform. 2.Registering at least 150,000 infants by 2020.

Stage of Innovation

  • Scale

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

We work alongside community health volunteers,frontline health workers,ministries of health ,non-governmental organizations as well as child-health Impact organizations like UNICEF and GAVI. Our scaling plans includes 1.Mapping all the 10,000 hospitals in Kenya and having them registered on the chanjoplus platform. 2.Registering at least 150,000 infants by the last quarter of this year and tracking their vaccine uptake going forward. 3.Training 1000 community health volunteers and deploying them to communities for purposes of registering infants and their caregivers... 4.Training an extra 200 health workers and nurses who are responsible for immunization within the facilities. 5.Scaling also involves running a sustainable model by the 2nd Quarter of year 2020. To be able to do this we require partners to help mobilize resources both technical and financial to support our scaling. We are looking for $100,000 funding to support our operations and activities listed above.

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

Chanjoplus provides an end to end solution from identification to validation and issuance of vaccines to real time immunization data on the go. Chanjoplus has incorporated advances in technology by leveraging on the successful penetration of mobile technology to support decision makers in planning and executing immunization program strategies. Secondly Chanjoplus brings an innovative approach to collecting data and triangulation of data across different sources through integration of immunization data systems, as well as the ability to address data use demands from multiple stakeholders on a cloud hosting platform thereby making access to immunization services a reality anywhere anytime.

What is the name of your organization

Chanjoplus

Explain your organization (250 characters)

We are a social enterprise with a mission leverage technology to enable access to lifesaving vaccines for every child by properly identifying and registering every child and tracking their vaccine uptake real time through digital identities.

Type of Submitter

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

Organizational Characteristics

  • Female-led organization
  • Women’s health/rights focused organization
  • Indigenous-led organization
  • Disabled Persons Organization (DPO)
  • Youth-led organization
  • We are open to collaborations such as such Ria Vaidya 's solution through our API intergrations

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

We have a robust gender equality strategy that recognizes the role and space of both women and men with equal opportunity and zero discrimination based on gender.Our workforce is made of 50% male and 50% female workers.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

We are registered and based in Nairobi Kenya.

Tell us more about you

Our team is made of a dynamic team of professionals with backgrounds in software engineering,public health marketing and legal backgrounds.Cyrus who is our Technical co-founder has over 10 years experience in software engineering having deployed projects with technologies ranging from VB.NET, PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET, Content Management Systems and HTML. Collince has over 5 years experience in business development having worked with high impact organizations like Safaricom Foundation and Africa Cancer Foundation.He leads strategic partnerships,resource mobilization as well as overall team management. Barbra has extensive legal work experience acting as our programme manager and legal advisor,while Naomi has over 6 years in public health.

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Hi Collince Osewe Oluoch 
As the challenge is coming to a close, please make sure you have answered all the questions in the Public and the Privately Submitted section.

A few general pointers you should check for in your final submission:
[1] How your innovation solves the challenge problem?
[2] Working of your prototype and its pilot stage?
[3] Does the solution fit in the highly mobile urban settings and how it can prove to be low cost?
[4] How the solution caters to the gender equity by having an inclusive approach?
[5] About your team and your working relation with your partners?

The submission deadline is 5pm PST on Wednesday April 10th/ 1:00am CET on Thursday April 11th.
Feel free to make the necessary changes to your application and hit the submit button before the deadline.

All the best!
OpenIDEO Community Team

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Team

Hi Manisha Laroia Many thanks for your note.

The contents therein have been noted and applied.

Thank you.

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Team

Hello Isaac Jumba ,
Thank for the follow-up questions.

Our scaling plans includes
1.Mapping all the 10,000 hospitals in Kenya and having them registered on the chanjoplus platform.
2.Registering at least 150,000 infants by the last quarter of this year and tracking their vaccine uptake going forward.
3.Training 1000 community health volunteers and deploying them to communities for purposes of registering infants and their caregivers...
4.Training an extra 200 health workers and nurses who are responsible for immunization within the facilities.
5.Scaling also involves running a sustainable model by the 2nd Quarter of year 2020.
To be able to do this we require partners to help mobilize resources both technical and financial to support our scaling.
We are looking for $100,000 funding to support our operations and activities listed above as well as cover our administrative costs including key hires.
We are also looking for partners for technical infrastructure support such as hosting service providers,business mentorship and key policy decision makers to influence and inform better policy ecosystem for our operations.

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Team

Thanks Collince Osewe Oluoch .

Be sure to update your idea with some suggestions/information from the comments.

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Team

Hello Isaac Jumba thanks for your feedback.

Our revenue model is three fold;we license the technology to clinics at an annual subscription fee targeting 10,000 clinics in Kenya alone with plans to scale beyond Kenya.
2.We charge a one off registration fee per infant targeting 1.5 million infants which is Kenya's annual birth rate.
3.Finally,we charge a monthly mainataince fee for every registered child .
Ultimately we are looking at future potential of our data as an added revenue stream.

The data and reports help shape immunization program management giving insights as to rate of immunization coverage,demand level per clinic,per region e.t.c,and ideally our data gives a real time view of immunization performance to the decisoon malers thereby helping them make better more informed decisions as a result of evidence based data enabled .Chanjoplus is in action even at the moment.We so far have 13,000 children ,are in three clinics and currently working with over 200 community health volunteers and 37 health workers.We are looking to scale the impact and reach more children.
The only challenge we see as we think of scale ,is having every health facility within an urban setting registered,because chanjoplus has a shared permanent database for all the registered hospitals therefore if a registered mother decides to seek services in a clinic that is not yet registered on the chanjoplus platform,the infant immunization records will not be updated real time,however to mitigate this we have a robust network of community health volunteers who have the capacity to update immunization records for every child during their routine household visits.We hope to work with partners like GAVI to scale fast and register every clinic within the partner countries so that tracking of vaccine uptake is real time for very child.

We are very much open to collaborations.and as such Ria Vaidya 's solution can very well be intergrated onto the chanjoplus API's .Collaboration would mean better insights,more impact however it would depend on both partners agreeing to a shared pipeline towwards shared common impact.

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Team

Thanks Collince Osewe Oluoch  for your reply. Feel free to update feedback on the comments on your idea.

Could you also share more about your scaling plan? How does that look like? What do you need?

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Team

Hi Collince Osewe Oluoch 
Great to have your idea for the challenge. I like how elaborate the demo was in helping us understand how your solution works. I also got to try it, and it worked well. 

I was curious to know more around your revenue and sustainability model. Could you share more light on it?

Also, how have you envisioned using the data and reports that you are collecting on vaccination? Has it been actionable in the past?

As you are thinking about scale, what challenges is Chanjoplus foreseeing, especially with regards to the high mobile urban setting?

Is it possible to integrate a solution like Ada - The Personal Health Companion by Ria Vaidya for your platform? What would collaboration look like?

Looking forward to your shares. Also tagging Manisha Laroia for additional insights.