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REACH OUT: A CALL TO ENHANCE AND ADVANCE PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION

Utilize modern health methods to inform stakeholders about new developments through public health education programs and interventions.

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

The father and mother, health care workers, community-development workers, children, students etc

Genotype: it is shocking that most couples do not have an idea of what genotype is and the implications of sickle cells anaemia. It is our hope to reach out to such people and promote awareness campaigns to enlighten everyone on these and other recent health developments.

Hepatitis B virus: Pregnant women must be tested to ensure they do not infect their unborn babies. When the have an idea of their status it will enable them get the vaccines for the babies when they are born in the first few hours of delivery. Same thing with HIV.

There are many other illnesses that are not brought to the limelight and people die needlessly due to ignorance.  

At what stage is your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Print out questionnaires and do a survey in the Hospitals, schools, Hotels and the communities in general. Get the statistics of the level of ignorance and compare with the aftermath of public health enlightenment.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Advises on the matter will be most appreciated and fatherly guidance in every aspect of the activity.

Tell us about your work experience:

I work with a government agency that is saddled with the responsibility of enforcing traffic laws, rescuing Road Traffic Crash (RTC) victims, enlightening the motoring public of the gains of safe driving culture, administering first aid etc.

This idea emerged from...

  • An Individual

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • no

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • yes

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no

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Team

Hi Terhemba,

What country/community do you think needs these education campaigns? As far as scalability, I wonder if there are any other prevalent illnesses that could be addressed by this idea?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Photo of Kate Rushton
Team

Hi Terhemba!

I look forward to seeing your answers to Melissa's questions. Also, could this be used for chronic diseases as well?