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Improving accessibility of reproductive health for young fisher men.

Making sure that the target group promptly accesses the commodities.

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Opportunity Areas – Select those that apply

  • Last Mile Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities

What specific problem(s) are you trying to address? (300 character limit)

Lack of awareness about reproductive health services/commodities among young fishermen, inaccessibility to reproductive health services by the young fishermen and insufficient knowledge of the health workers in the sturdy area regarding reproductive health.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address? (500 character limit)

Who are the highly affected group as far as reproductive health is concerned? Where are these individuals located? What reproductive health services are they lacking? Why are they unable to access reproductive health services?

Who are your end users? (1000 character limit)

My end users will be young fishermen (mainly adolescents) living around remote areas where fishing is carried out. The rest of the community in the study area such as health workers will benefit as well. They will benefit by; easily accessing the reproductive health services, gaining knowledge through counseling for example on HIV and , get testing, treatment and care support. Benefits include; HIV counseling and testing, Pregnancy testing, Sexually Transmitted Infections testing and treatment,condoms, contraceptive pills, maternity care, post abortion care, and care for victims of sexual violence. They live around a fishing site called Katosi (a remote area in the Eastern part of Uganda). They are mainly Adolescents of between 13-19years of age. The intervention will realistically reach at least 700-1000 young fishermen. A typical user in this context will be any young person (13-19 years) in the sturdy area who will who will accept to be sensitized and accepts the services.

Explain your idea. (500 character limit)

My all idea is increase accessibility of the young fishermen to reproductive health services. The idea will work through first sensitizing the group and then introducing them to the services. The situation in which i found the end users was alarming which triggered me.

What is your value proposition? (500 character limit)

The product will create value through; Reducing health risks related to reproductive health. Reduction in maternal deaths. Reducing abortions. Reducing the rate at which infections such HIV and sexually transmitted infections are spread.

What's different about your idea compared to current solutions? (500 character limit)

My will be more successful and different because am going to introduce certain tactics such as; introduction of games like soccer, volley ball, net ball and basket ball. and at the end of which i will organize some music aim at attracting many of the young people in the area there by increasing on the turn up.

What are the key reasons why end users would turn to your organization over another?

  • Convenience / Accessibility: Making products accessible

What would success look like for your end users? (500 character limit)

Increased accessibility to services by the young fishermen. Increased community awareness about reproductive health. increased knowledge of health workers.

How would you measure the impact your idea has on your end user(s) ? How will you measure the success of your program? (500 character limit)

Assessing the rate at which infections spread , abortions and young maternal deaths after the reproductive health intervention and i will compare them with the situation before the interventions.

What strategies will/are you testing to acquire end users? (300 character limit)

Mouth which will include Door to door campaigns.

Key partnerships - Who will you partner with to make your idea work? (500 character limit)

Reproductive Health Uganda.

What is your organization’s name? (150 character limit)

APPLE BEES CONTROL SYSTEMS

Tell us more about you: (750 character limit)

I am an individual but will pattern with Reproductive Health Uganda.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

Where will your idea be implemented? (200 character limit)

Around katosi fishing community in the eastern part of Uganda in East Africa.

What do you need to get started? (500 character limit)

Human resources. Transportation Stationary. Finance.

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • Community - one or a few communities within one country

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.

Organization Location (200 character limit)

Not formally registered.

What is your organizational status?

  • We are not formally registered but are a formal initiative through a school / university.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Early Stage Innovation: I am exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.

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Photo of Benard
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Dear Nicholas,
how will you use the games like soccer, volley ball, net ball and basket ball to pass a message to your target beneficiaries.

Photo of Sembatya Nicholas
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since it's well known that the youth are normally fond of sports like soccer, these will help attract a big number of them. the information will then be passed to them as they gather for sports and then will be enrolled.

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