Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
The Malaria Bot
Explain your idea in details:
Malaria, according to World Health Organization, affected 217 million people in 2017, which extracts heavy social and economic burdens in developing countries. In 2017, there were an estimated 435000 deaths from malaria globally, compared with 445000 estimated deaths in 2016, and 607000 in 2010. In 2016, some 445,000 people died from malaria, of which 90 percent were in sub-Sahara Africa. The AI powered application will rapidly screen the patient basing on history and provide provisional diagnoses. It will then refer the patients to the nearby partner laboratory for confirmative testing upon which results will be fed in the application. It will then automatically develop and test hypotheses, run background checks using clinic information fed into it and interpret the results to amend the hypothesis. It then repeats the cycle, automating high-throughput hypothesis for definitive diagnosis. The Bot will then match possible treatment options against the strain of micro-organism and refer the patient to a nearby registered pharmacy for medication.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Expected impact1.The Bot will perform diagnoses and generate a decision within a short time on whether or not the patient should be referred for treatment, with more than 95% percent accuracy.2.The Malaria Bot will be incorporated with an advanced mathematical formula for correctly determining the accurate dose of antimalarial drugs to give to patients. 3.The Malaria Bot will notify the patient the time of start of treatment and will periodically send notifications on the next dosage until treatment is complete. This systematic monitoring will ensure that the patient doesnt miss any dosage to reduce on effects of drug resistance.4.The Malaria Bot will be a breakthrough into the health industry by assisting doctors with the choice of drugs to prescribe. Currently, there over 100 medicines which treat malaria and this negatively affects the doctors, because there are too many options to choose from, making it more difficult to choose the right drugs for the patients5.The AI will memorize all the papers necessary to malaria treatment and help predict which combinations of drugs will be most effective for each individual patient especially in drug resistant cases. 6.The Malaria Bot will also try and monitor multiple high-risk patients, and this is done by asking each patient numerous questions based on data acquired from live doctor to patient interactions. 7.The application will link clinicians, patients and laboratories in the nearby area for quick management of malaria cases.8.The AI will be used to incorporate data to research organisations and the UN for epidemiological purposes. It will help researchers in solving problems and tracking clinic trial drugs.9.The device will also help to overcome productivity barriers.The success of the project will be evidenced by reduced mortality rates in children as recorded by the ministry of health.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Revenue Model1.The mobile application will be a paid application on play store and IOS devices with a yearly renewable package. This will generate revenue for managing the software. 2.The business will also attract a small commission from partner laboratories and hospitals for referring patients to them.3.Grants and donations from NGOs upon doing community services in malaria eradication.Marketing StrategyI intend to give tokens for referrals to use the application where people who refer others get rewards in using the AI powered mobile app. I will also engage in social media brand marketing on all digital platforms. I will partner with ministry of health and health centres to bring posters to communities about malaria campaign through early diagnostics and treatment by using the Bot.
Patrick Sseremba is a 22-year-old Ugandan-born based farmer, writer, politician, activist, IT expert, social media marketer and influencer, a programmer and a motivation speaker. He is a finalist in the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation award and a former YALI delegate. Over the last four years, he has worked in a variety of professionals in both private and public sector despite being an undergraduate student doing bachelors in medicine and dental surgery. He earned his certificates in counselling at Kisubi University, certificate in IT and networking at IIHT institute as well as online certification in programming. Patrick has published many books in fields of science and agriculture. He has ventured in crop and animal agriculture and also operates an online blog sites. Patrick is an ambitious agri-preneur as well a dentist in making. He has established an online mobile clinic where he offers mobile dental services to people on call especially in rural communities. In addition, he manages some small scale businesses around campus. His dream is to make the world a better place at any cost. He is passionate about exploring and learning new things, through searching for knowledge by attending workshops, seminars and conferences about digital world agriculture and entrepreneurship.