THINK GLOBAL ACT LOCAL:MAWAZO CHALLENGE SEASON ONE CLOSES
The first health innovation challenge came to a close on 2nd December with the 12 final teams pitching in their ideas to receive a seed funding of 2500£ to each of the ten teams.
Keeping the money aside, the training these teams have received during the acceleration phase has not only guided them in carving their crude ideas to action but also an asset they will take anywhere with them. Hopefully use it to develop other health and non health related ideas that are going to help solve the unemployment crisis in our country .
If you are strategically looking for a friend, get you one of these mawazo challenge champions 🙂
The ideas were assessed basing on sustainability and practicality. These are characteristics Brian P. Mnyampi confessed to have been missing in most innovations he had come across while at Buni Hub. “Solutions without problems” as he called them .
The ten winners of the challenge were ;( Not in any order)
Offering screening tests for lifestyle disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure which has become a public health diseases.Also advocating for lifestyle changes that enables us to control and prevent these diseases. Because they are!
Using digital media platform and outreaches through projection of animation so as to reach adolescents in rural and urban areas of Tanzania . These animations will increase awareness among adolescents and reduce new infections by providing education.
Pharmlink is an e-pharmacy platform which enable retail pharmacies and drug stores to make wholesale drug orders,manage inventory and track medicine flow.This convenience hopes to reduce cases of counterfeits and make drugs easily available in pharmacies.
4.Ongea na Daktari
A call center to provide quick affordable access to medical personnel in cases of quick first aid information ,counseling and consultation that doesn’t require direct doctor patient contact.
A mobile application with information of on pregnancy care and healthy meal planning for children.With informed mothers imama looks forward to reduce the maternity mortality that is painfully high in our country .
Focused on promoting proper use of drugs , Jamii medical awareness empowers the society with information by reaching them through everyday products and providing education. With this the increasing public health concern of drug resistance in treating diseases will be controlled.
Women are least informed and empowered when it comes to decision making in sexual reproductive matters.Juliana product was created just for that.A package that gives women of reproductive age access to sexual reproductive health products in one package including contraceptives, information and a urinary pregnancy test.
A mobile based insurance that will help low income citizens to access health services.The socioeconomic gap and the health system in Tanzania puts a low income individual between a hard place and a rock .M-Bima looks forward to alleviate the situation.
9.Afya Pamoja ;Referrals made easy
Having designed a convenient way for patients to be refereed from one hospital to another, Afya Pamoja looks into ensuring the availability of expected servise, expert and alerting the receiving health care facility.
Under five year old malnutrition has also been a loud cry allover Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa.It is unfortunate that it is also at this time that a child needs a proper diet for growth and development the most. To lack the nutrients in the diet results in irreversible damage and stunting in his development.Spirulina powder contains proteins, vitamins and minerals , these three are usually most associated with malnutrition.
These ideas are addressing our health challenges and its our responsibility to keep up with the pace towards making Tanzania and all of the sub saharan countries better. (We hold about 80% of most of the health problems)
Congratulations to all these Change makers.
Power to you.
I want you guys to understand one thing, you guys are young leaders to whom the hope of our health sector is in your hands. With this ideas, understand that you can do more than what your doing today”
@ismail_biro director of programs from @tanzania_bora #MawazoChallenge
Check out their websites and social media pages to know more .