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Project Immunization at Your Doorstep (IYD)

Project IYD incorporates mobile truck delivery service and mobile phone services to ensure immunization coverage in hard to reach areas

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

Gender Equality and Empowerment Network aims to provide doorstep immunization services to people in hard to reach areas in Lagos state, Nigeria, through mobile delivery trucks, to overcome barriers of distance, cost and time taken to access services at government hospitals. We will partner with the state minsitry of health for resources.

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

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

  • Western Africa

Geographic Focus

The geographic focus is Lagos state, South Western part of Nigeria. Lagos state is a mega city with a popultion of about 10million people. The Lagos state Ministry of health records an immunization coverage of 60%, IYD aims to facilitate the coverage of those in hard-to-reach areas

Stage of Innovation

  • Blueprint

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

We will engage the State Commissioner of Health and the respective Chief Medical Directors of each general hospital in the state; to collaborate on immunization kits, resources and personnel. We will also engage with Lanre Shittu Motors for the procurement of mobile trucks.

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

Project IYD is unique because it involves the use of mobile delivery trucks to give hard-to-reach areas access to immunization services rather than making use of foot soldiers. Most government interventions have been focused on using food soldiers to give immunization to children, however, this has been flaweddue to low coverage. Moreover, IYD gives parents incentives and this improves acceptability in local settings. IYD makes use of mobile phone services to prompt parents on next appointment, thereby ensuring continuity.

What is the name of your organization

The Gender Equality and Empowerment Network

Explain your organization (250 characters)

The Gender Equality and Empowerment Network is a non-profit development initiative focused on improving the health and productivity of women and girls. The innovation fits in because it overcomes the barrier of gender inequality.

Type of Submitter

  • We are not yet a registered organization but plan to in future

Organizational Characteristics

  • Female-led organization
  • Women’s health/rights focused organization
  • Community-led organization (CBO)

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

Gender Equality and Empowerment Network is a women-led organization. Our board of Directors are made up of 100% women whose line of work are focused on thematic areas -Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Health) and 5 (Gender equality); with chief focus on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (AYSRHR), Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Gender-based Violence (GBV) and harmful practices, and Empowerment.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

We are based in Lagos state, Nigeria. We are currently applying for company registration with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission. We are yet to have local legal presence in another country.

Size of organization (number of employees):

  • 6-20 people

Scale of organizational work

  • Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)

Tell us more about you

Applying to Gavi INFUSE

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Hi Gender Network 
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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