Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Medi- Wheels Delivery Service
Explain your idea in details:
MEDI WHEELS DELIVERY SERVICES is a direct response to Sustainable Development Goal 3 with the aim of enhancing easy access and adherence in all patients on chronic medication e.g. (HIV/AIDS including PMTCT, TB, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure). This will be achieved by building a bridge between the public health facilities and local communities. Goals and objectives: Enhance adherence of patients to Chronic Treatment Reduce defaulting rate of patients Improve availability of epidemiological and medicine utilization data Decongest of patient at public health facilities Improve patient's experience Allow patients to collect medicines from places close to their homes (PUP's) Improve communication with patients Enhance service delivery, improve efficiency Reduce public (patients) cost Activities: 1. Registration of patients 2. Capturing of script by Health Extension Workers 3. Transportation by the delivery man 4. Receiving by the HEW 5. Preparation for the next day Innovative Approaches: The patients will collect their medication parcels in the comfort of their local community Defaulters will be identified and traced immediately Patients will receive free education on the safe keeping, access and adherence to medication. We are going to use various technologically advanced tools to communicate with patients Medi wheels Delivery Services is a direct response to SDG #3 We are constructing gardens programs in various constituencies to supplement the medication intake of patients. To encourage access and adherence to ARV in HIV positive pregnant mothers to PREVENT MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMITION, we will run an incentive program at regular intervals. They will receive various groceries hampers and nutritious food. The whole staff will undertake an OATH OF SECRECY which will be administered by the COMMISSIONER OF OATH. This is to ensure confidentiality at all costs Establish strong and reliable community adherence groups
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
1. Monitoring and evaluation: Create a Logical Framework Quantitative We will use Base, Reach, Engagement, and Conversion framework. 1. Base: targeted patience on chronic medication. 2. Reach: How many patients are submitting their temper-evident zipped bags against the official registration records. 3. Engagement: How many of those who submitted for refill came to collect their medication parcels. 4. Conversions: From the Reach, How many have defaulted and of this how many have we identified and traced? If we observe a decrease in these numbers with every distribution, than we can safely infer that our access strategy is resonating with your patient base. Base and Reach numbers are important as they provide guidance on what kind of strategies and tactics we will have to focus on in creating awareness. This is also to determine the patients growth. The Engagement and Conversion are much more meaningful metrics as they indicate the actions how many patients have access and adherence. Qualitative We will us e the following indicators: 1. The patients are receiving the right medication 2. The patients are receiving the medication on time 3. Patients Experiences 4. The staff at the Public Health Facilitys experiences This will be done through a series of interviews and surveys whether written or oral responses form the patients and the staff at the public health facility the questions in these data collection tools will mostly be open-ended. This is to ensure that we can the most information in terms of the patients experiences. We will also establish reporting intervals that make sense for your strategy. Our target is state patients from previously disadvantaged and marginalized communities. These are mostly patients/clients are across all age, gender,education, economic, social and political status. For the pilot phase, our target is +/- 600 patients/clients from the Tobias Hainyeko Constituencies in Windhoek. There will be about+/-20 per day.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1. Partnerships The anticipated organizational partnership is a Cross-sector partnership. Regardless of the goodwill of the participants, different organizational cultures will combine to produce results. We will ensure a common ground and use shared language that underscores the vision of this kind of partnership: Collaboration Strategic alliance Integration Funding alliance Cost-sharing 2. Financing Source Each patient will be required to contribute a monthly USD 2.38 for the leasing of the temper evident zipped bag. Kindly take note that this is not compulsory and non-payment thereof will not be used to determine if the services and benefits will offer or not. Apart from this contribution by the patients, we will also engage in other fundraising activities at our disposal. These will include having kids fun days, beauty pageants, and selling of food and clothing items. In addition, we are also busy setting up a vegetable garden that as a food source that will supplement the intake of medication by the patients. Thus, we will also sell some of these produce to the market and other community members to raise funds. We will also through the network that we have created, request for further funding opportunities. We will also create partnerships with Office/Ministries/Agencies and other Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations. 3. Business model Our expected profit margins beyond the funding period, (2.69033 USD = 32.4770 NAD), thus per day: 20 x 34.48 = 689.60 NAD, per month: 689.68 x 30 = 20,688 NAD. From this amount, +/- 7000 NAD will be allocated to operations per months and +/- 7000 NAD to administration, which leaves us with another +/- 6000 NAD. During the funding period, our profits will be more.
I am 34 year old teacher by profession with a combined 13 years of teaching experience in both public and private sector. I advocate for transformation in leadership and live by the principles of good governance, equal opportunities for all, Human Rights, The Sustainable Development Goals and youth empowerment. I hold a Basic Education Diploma with the Windhoek College of Education (Namibia). He recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Management with the Southern Business School (South Africa). Currently, I am pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Public Sector Management with the same institution. In addition, I have completed various online certification courses with the United Nations Training and Research Center (UNITAR), Young African Leadership Institute (YALI) Region 2 Public Health Training Center and United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN). These entire courses had one thing in common, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Recently, I have been appointed as a volunteer for the following roles: 1. OYA Opportunities Country Director 2. International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) Country Ambassador 3. Young World Leader for Humanity 4. International Human Rights Movement Correspondent 5. Students Against Corruption (SAC) Country Ambassador All these roles are aimed at creating awareness and localizing the Sustainable Development Goals. I strongly believe in equal opportunities and youth empowerment through capacity building initiatives for all. I strongly believe that only sharing of opportunities as collective, will we achieve the Global Goals. As from July 2018, for the first time in the our history, I will bring TED-Ed Club to Namibia. Through this opportunity, our youth will be exposed to world class presentation platforms and styles and discuss common/relevant challenges and solutions.