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The use of Whatsup group in sharing SRH&R information and services

Created a whatsup group for adolescents and youths network used to disseminate information and referral to service centers

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Opportunity Areas – Select those that apply

  • mHealth
  • Last Mile Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities

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

Breaking barriers to access. Adolescents and youths find it difficult to openly come up and access SRH service especially voluntary, family planning. This Whatsup Group is helping to maintain confidentiality and also improved access

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

I am trying to address the ethical issues in the use of the social media to relate health information

Who are your end users? (1000 character limit)

Adolescents and youths especially the adolescent girls (both in-school and out-of-school)

Organizational Characteristics

  • International/global organization

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

North East Nigeria

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

1. Field visit to identify credible local CSOs working with the adolescents and youths to oversee the innovation 2. Start-up funds for purchase of low-grade phones and top up credits 3. Later engage with network provider for toll-free internet access as part of their corporate social responsibility

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)

Abuja, Nigeria

What is your organizational status?

  • We don't intend to register / don't need to in order to implement our idea successfully.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Existing Prototype or Pilot: I have tested a part of my solution with users and am iterating.

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Hi Sampson, Thanks for the post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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