Digitizing healthcare for Cameroonians and subsequently Africa
Explain your project in details:
HY project is based on a concept of increasing access to vital health info and bridging the wide gap in doctor to patient ratios. The HY blog was commenced on February 24th 2017 and the mobile app released in March 18th 2017 and till date the impact and response has been great; we have engaged over 800+ readers through the blog and had 150+ active app installs and 100+ conversations engaged through our Live Chat with an MD feature on app. The HY project was commenced in response to a Cameroonian background characterized with inadequate healthcare delivery services, high death rates due to lack of access to critical health info e.g. First Aid info, a wide gap in doctor-patient ratios (0.08 physicians/1,000 population), maternal and infant mortality rates (52.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016) etc. The HY project are products designed by Maealth Inc. Activities Weekly blog posts on health related topics and tips, educating our audience on how to achieve healthy lifestyles and informing them on new/natural approaches to remedying some health concerns. Constant replying to health inquiries and questions asked through our live chat feature Promoting the app by sharing fliers, pasting posters and doing online campaigns to sensitize the target population on the importance and availability of the app. Constant debugging of app and updates for app to function properly. Innovative Approaches Using a mobile application as a healthcare delivery service Taking advantage of increasing internet (20%+ penetration ratio) and smartphone penetration rates Implementing in app mobile money payments for flexible financial transactions upon service subscription Reaching, Engaging our viewers and users through social media which contains a pool of youths who constitute 60+ of Cameroon's population. HelpYourself mobile application Download Link: https://goo.gl/3EVjA2 HY Blog Link: https://maealthcameroon.blogspot.com/
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
1. In general, this app will make Cameroonians healthier because of more access to critical health information and professional medical advice that will urge Cameroonians to access legitimate medical services. 2. Improved healthcare delivery for Cameroons health sector through an additional route (smartphones) and the internet which is trending as there is an increasing penetration of smartphones and internet use in Cameroon. 3. Specifically, it will play a part in decreasing infant/maternal mortality rates through the moms guide feature and mobile midwife premium service. 4. This app will empower young girls and women with its period tracker feature and generally improve their reproductive health through access to specific health information. 5. It will also reduce the countries death rate resulting from mismanagement of emergencies because more people will now have access to first aid information which can be vital in extending a casualtys life while rushing them to the hospital. 6. The fact that the HY app uses ICTs to improve healthcare contributes to achieving Millennium developmental goals particularly goal 8.3. 7. Contributes to achieving UN SDG 3 Measures to evaluate Success: Measure of app success will be principally through Google play Console and Google Analytics In terms of our goals: 1. Reading and tracking subsequent yearly publications from Ministry of Public Health Cameroon or WorldBank on infant/maternal mortality rates, rates of mortalities from lack of first aid, rate of adolescent pregnancies etc 2. Making surveys at various regional hospitals to track subsequent health remarks on Cameroonians in terms of healthcare delivery and healthy living practices thus its general impact on Cameroon.
Sustainability and future plans
Revenue Streams Blog: we will make income from Ads passed on the blog Mobile application: Based on our target for 100,000 active installs 6 months after launch, HY app will make revenue from ads on the blog and the sale of premium features on the HY app. The premium feature will be without ads and will give users a chance to: 1. Appointment Booking: Search for doctors/specialist and book appointments without having to come wait on lines all. AND 2. Digital doctor: Be able to subscribe to a personal digital doctor. The digital doctor will be a unique certified medical doctor for a user who will provide constant and close follow-up for users (especially patients and pregnant mothers) based on their medical conditions, giving them the chance to share their health inquiries securely with quick response time and also permit users to book appointments for free. Added to the feature is the ability for users to do minor diagnoses/consultation with the help of a video chat feature. 3. Mobile midwife: As a supplement to the moms guide feature on the app, we plan on adding a registration channel for expectant or new mothers to register and receive daily time specific health advice on healthy lifestyles, infant feeding (WHO standard messages for mothers in developing countries) and reminders for their clinic visits/appointments for vaccination via text messages.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 25 years of age. I come from a family of 6 and i am the last born. I am an entrepreneur currently studying MBA to better my skills and knowledge as a manager. I also run a non profit association whose goal is to foster a love for science into female students through mentoring, STEM activities, prizes etc based on a rationale that they are less female students in sciences classes or professions. My motivation has been family support, team support, mortality rates and the inherent need shown by my country and developing nations for improved healthcare delivery services to achieve better health outcomes. Qualities contributing to Success Passionate about my job and the project Persistence and patience in achieving our goals My humility and the ability to listen to advice from teammates and wellwishers Dreaming big and always looking for a means to realise the dreams Awards Best Breakthrough Association by Dynasty Awards