Best Ideas 2022 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.
Mobile diagnosis centre enhancing the elimination of bacterial resistance against drugs
Explain your idea in details:
One of the major global health threats includes antimicrobial resistance. According to WHO report (2016) Antimicrobial Resistance could kill 10 milion milion people each year by 2050 unless proper measures are taken. Bacterial resistance against drugs being among the contributor of Antimicrobial Resistance, also need urgent measures. This project idea aims to fight against bacterial resistance results from inadequate laboratory diagnosis. It specifically targets rural areas where there is lack of Laboratory diagnosis. It mainly focuses on laboratory disease diagnosis, providing advices in medication and antimicrobial sensitivity tests. In Tanzania, most of interior parts lacks laboratory diagnosis, hence medication based only to clinical history which contribute to AMR. To overcome the situation, we will visit health Centre to provide laboratory diagnosis service The organization will be focusing on elimination of Microbial resistance to drugs which weaken production activity. Generally, the project idea targets to reduce the effect of Antimicrobial Resistance through one health approach.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The project aims to reduce the effect of Antimicrobial Resistance in Tanzania Outcomes over 3 months 1. To raise awareness among the people about AMR 2. Visiting 10 health centers for laboratory diagnosis Outcomes over 3 years 1. Increased awareness on the importance of Laboratory diagnosis before medication 2. To reach 60 health Centre for laboratory diagnosis services Outcomes over 5 years 1. Reduce AMR by 2.5% in Tanzania Establish molecular section for processing Molecular samples This project idea mainly targets local area where laboratory diagnosis are very limited, hence medication based only in clinical history of the patients which contribute to antimicrobial resistance. In evaluating our success, our team will conduct surveys direct to patients and in health cares centres. Generally, this project Idea aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goals number ( No poverty) through reducing costs associated with reinfections. Also, sustainable development goal number three ( Good health and well being) through promoting laboratory diagnosis pre medication.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This project idea aims to establish online platform which will provide awareness among stakeholders as well as visting health centres over a year. The project Idea will create its revenue through small contribution made by patients who need our services, online visting, seeking funds and donation as well as through establishing min project such as medical laboratory services and pharmaceutical dispensing (5 years later). Sources of funds are family and friends loans, grants and bank loans. This project idea will run in collaboration with the central government ( Ministry of health), local government, Sokoine University of Agriculture, investors and donors. The project idea will be long runing due to the its good management, establishment of medical laboratory services and pharmaceutical dispensing.
I am Frank Damas Masinde a Tanzanian aged 27 years old. I hold Bachelor of science in Biotechnology and laboratory sciences. I conducted a min research at Ukerewe to find a reason for reinfection some diseases and found that among the reason antimicrobial resistance was the major cause. Based on this findings I came up with an Idea to establish the mobile diagnosis centre to fight against bacterial resistance against drugs. I am passionate in helping the society and very encouraged on using my professional knowledge to help people which make me struggle for any opportunity to fullfill my passion. My achievement includes being a third prize winner at citzen entrepreneurship campus best Idea competition youth category (2021), Certificate of honerable mention by Heartifulness organization in the heartifulness essay event (2021), top 20 Finalist in the National competition on science, technology and innovation (MAKISATU 2022), certificate of participation in youth essay competition 2021 by Goi peace foundation and certificate of leadership by global leadership summit. My strong leadership in the young scientist association at Mbeya university of science and technology wen I was pursuing ordinary diploma made me being passionate to transform the society through my expertise. I spend much of time reading books concerning health, innovation, finance, social well being and entrepreneurships which grows my skills.