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Medical PVM

Reducing Mortality Rates in Rural Africa/ Creating new life paths for Rural communities/ Knowledge & Educational hub in Rural Africa

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

Solera aims to provide Rural communities with several services that are not present due to absence of electricity. Our innovation will help rural communities to receive the best medical diagnostics, awareness programs and treatments without the need to travel long distances.Mothers will have safe labor.Mortality rates will decrease significantly.

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

We've designed a container to generate electricity in rural Africa called PVM.We've placed our first PVM in Luangwa-Zambia.PVM is offering several electricity services against reasonable prices to keep the continuity and maintain the system.Currently we are placing our Medical PVM to support people in rural areas with all kind of medical services on site instead of traveling long distances.Medical PVM services will reduce mortality rates significantly. We are not working on placing pilots, our main goal is to keep the pilot under our supervision and operation. We operate all our pilots making sure to support the people with all services inside the PVM. Opening and Creating new opportunities and fields of work using our PVM's generated electricity in rural Africa, is the headline with lots of future considerations and plans. Concerning healthcare, One of main reasons of new born, under5, and mothers mortality rates, is the late discovery of diseases hurting the babies & mothers. People in rural areas have to travel long distances to visit first level hospitals, which is high cost & effort. We are working on decreasing this effort, and guide & learn women, the importance of checking their health status to save their pregnancy. A good and safe mother, can easily get a safe baby. Following up the status of new born, will definitely improve his health status in the first years of his life, which increase his chances to live healthy. Our role comprises operating our PVM's so that we make sure of its sustainability and continuity.HIV and AIDS sessions included.Water purification U/D. Recycling solution under development.E-learning classes under development. The project objective is to reduce mortality rate of pregnant women,their babies,reduce unsafe abortion and help women continue pregnancy in a safe way.Also Sexual&Reproductive Awareness programs,to guide people for better life&future.IVF is being explored,to fight Sexual ignorance. Reducing mortality rate of new born and under 5, by following up their status since first minutes of labor.Monitoring the mother while pregnant till labor date.Having electrification in rural area, and use it in operating a clinic can be implemented to several medical services that can improve the people health in rural Africa and reduce mortality rate.A family, with reproductive knowledge&afterbirth caring information,can live happily and healthier.We build for their FUTURE. As well Hygienic education & WP is one of z keys

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

  • Eastern Africa
  • Middle Africa
  • Western Africa

Geographic Focus

All Rural Africa. Currently we've started in Luangwa-Zambia with a plan to pilot 30 PVM's all over rural Zambia by 2019. Our plan comprises reaching 1000 PVM's in different countries by 2023. Solera is open to work in any African country that find the interest in our innovation and its results.

Stage of Innovation

  • Majority Adoption

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

Solera is a sister company with El Sewedy Electric company, which is a huge entity with 8 manufacturing sites in Africa.El Sewedy is supporting big part of this project. As well Solera worked before with USAID in projects in Sudan, and currently trying to expand its innovation through such organizations working to improve the people lives. Also A cooperation with some organizations worldwide is being discussed now, to cooperate and create a path that is matching both goals. Solera is trying to make the approach with all organization that are looking to expand in Africa, and electricity is their main obstacles (telecom, goods, printing, recycling,.....ect) We are currently discussing with different partners to achieve a better immunization for people, through water purification to give clean water which is main reason for several diseases fighting the children immunization, waste management to improve the daily life circumstances, and lots of other ideas to immune the people health.

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

We believe that our main strength come from our operation. We are operating all our pilots and make sure of their sustainability. We are helping rural communities to discover themselves, and helping them to achieve their dreams and investments. From the Medical perspective, we are helping all the women to have a safe pregnancy and labor by following the SDG recommended by WHO. We encourage rural community to do the essential medical tests in a routine way. Also availability of medications and vaccines that need refrigeration will not be a problem now, we have the electrified space, and any service is possible. We believe that reducing mortality rates is the first main unique idea that will change their lives. Education/awareness is second.

What is the name of your organization

Solera for Energy Solution

Explain your organization (250 characters)

Solera is mainly a Solar company that provides solar solutions all over the world. Our innovation (PVM) is based on our strength in our field. We've now a dedicated team in different fields to work on finding Value Added Services to be implemented.

Type of Submitter

  • We are a Private sector corporation

Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

Nothing specific for equity, we believe in the performance of the team. Whatever the gender is, we only look for results. Women in Africa deserves some special support in which we are completely ready to provide, helping them finding a path of work in their lives. As well some jobs that will be presented in PVM will be dedicated to women. We are planning to create a water purification system that will need high concentration and accuracy to be achieved, which we believe women can make best.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

Headquarter in Cairo-Egypt. Operating office and team in Lusaka-Zambia.

Size of organization (number of employees):

  • 101-1,000 people

Website URL

Scale of organizational work

  • Global (within 2 or more global regions)

Tell us more about you

#Ahmed El Sewedy: Principle Investor and Chairman of the Board -CEO of El Sewedy Electric Group #Kamil SAYOUR: Managing partner at Solera #Mostafa MOBARAK:Managing partner at Solera #Karim GABRIEL:Business Development Manager #Ayman Khedr:Head of Medical Services Dept.

Applying to Gavi INFUSE

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Photo of Manisha Laroia

Hi Ayman Khedr 
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 Ayman Khedr

Hello Manisha Laroia 
Thank you for your message.
All is included in my submission.
Some information are well and explained in more details in the attached presentations due to the limitation in the wording in submission. As well I look forward to hear anytime from your side to reply to any inquiry. Our innovation is very open to any modification or addition that will help the program.

Thank you
Ayman Khedr

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