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iTrack identifies, collects, analyzes, maps and tracks immunization services data, then provides insights on children and urban population.

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

YouthConnekt Uganda aims to implement iTrack application to collect immunization services data in urban areas at health centers and do a door-to-door visits to household level to map children tracking their status, by using our data collection tools in partnership with Ministry of Health who will introduce us to immunization centers.

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

By using iTrack to collect immunization data on children in urban centers through our developed mobile application, web application and AI system that will feed our dashboard to get live-feed of the data, generate it, use GPS coordinates to locate the homes and nearby health centers, and create insights according to areas, health centers, gender, immunization status of the children and their households. This will give the Ministry of Health a clear picture of the immunization service delivery and status on health center level as well as household level. The general public will be able to receive suitable services when the ministry sees the immunization data we have generated and analyzed, hence efficiently accelerated within highly urban population. More so, from the data insights iTrack generates after looking at loopholes and demand of supplies at immunization centers, we shall share with the designated supply chain of vaccines for improved discussions and decision making to benefit the population. Some of the insights will be looking at which health centers get more immunization customers, which vaccines are taken more often and for how long, etc. This will be shared with stakeholders to ensure proper decisions are taken that prevent wastage of vaccines.

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

  • Eastern Africa
  • Middle Africa

Geographic Focus

YouthConnekt Uganda is under a big hub of YouthConnekt Africa that covers over 12 countries in 3 regions of the continent, therefore we shall look at Uganda as our starting point and be able to scale up to reach the rest like Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Congo Brazzaville, etc.

Stage of Innovation

  • Blueprint

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

- Ministry of Health (this ministry will introduce us to the health centers/immunization facilities) - Ministry of Youth and Children Affairs under Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development - United Nations where the entities like UNDP, UNFPA and UN Volunteers are already working with us to do work in line with changing youth livelihoods.

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

iTrack involves using AI system meaning we can generate the data with or without field workers, and more so gives the insights that come from the data collected which confirms that the stakeholders are catered for to benefit from policy makers like ministry of health.

What is the name of your organization

YouthConnekt Uganda Initiative

Explain your organization (250 characters)

YouthConnekt Uganda is a youth-led initiative that focus on solving problems facing the youths and children in order to improve their livelihoods as well as empowering them. We are under the United Nations and Ministry of Youth and Children Affairs.

Type of Submitter

  • We are a formal initiative through an accelerator, hub, or other entity

Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

We follow the sustainable development goals as declared by the United Nations. Therefore as YouthConnekt Uganda, we focus so much on gender equality to make sure we create a bigger impact on the communities and the youth we work with.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

Headquarter: Plot 2, Simbamanyo House, Kampala, Uganda. We are affiliated to Ministry of Youth and Children Affairs in Uganda, YouthConnekt Africa hub in Rwanda and UNDP Uganda.

Size of organization (number of employees):

  • 6-20 people

Website URL

Scale of organizational work

  • Regional (reach within 1 geographic region)

Tell us more about you

1. Watson Atwine - Team Lead. He's a software engineer with a rich background in systems implementation and support. 2. Shamim Nabuma Kaliisa - Health Expert. She's a medical doctor by profession. 3. Cynthia Kyofuna - Public Relations. She's experienced in communications, and public engagement. 4. Sumayyah Mbabali - Operations Officer. She's a software engineer and with background in project operations and implementation. 5. Martha Nabukwasi - Finance and Administration.

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Photo of Manisha Laroia

Hi Watson Atwine 
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

Photo of Watson Atwine

Hi Manisha Laroia thank you for this insight.

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