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.
Explain your idea in details:
The main objective of PHARMAFAST is to provide patients with fast, cost-effective and accurate information such as nearby pharmacies, know the exact pharmacy where the medicines they need could be gotten, know their prices, and pharmacies that operate until dawn. PHARMAFAST activities are to 1. obtain a patent right; 2. Develop a prototype; 3. inform the Ministry of Public health and regional delegations about the idea so as to grant us the list of pharmacies and hospitals that are legally operating and their locations, 4. Get the enterprise registered, 5. Go into an excessive advertisement to create awareness of the existence of the Application 6. contact pharmacies and hospitals for the possible partnership since the list of drugs, prices will be in PHARMAFAST data system. PHARMAFAST innovative approaches are to bring pharmacies and hospitals closer to the public, reach out to influencers, that is experts t in the health domain and Mobile App influencers to get more important ideas to satisfy the users.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
We all know how important it is to be in good health. Our health has everything from how much we enjoy life to what work we can perform. That is why there is a goal to make sure everyone has health coverage and access to safe and effective medicines. According to the SDGs report found under Goal 3, 6 million children die every year before their fifth birthday in sub-Saharan Africa. We have the means to turn that around and make good health more than just a wish. Technological progress helps us address big global challenges such as creating jobs and becoming more energy efficient. The more connected we are, the more we can all benefit from the wisdom and contributions of people everywhere on earth. And yet four billion people have no way of getting online, the vast majority of them in developing countries. The more we invest in innovation the better o we will all be bridging the digital gap, promoting sustainable innovation which are all ways to facilitate sustainable development. Cameroon has a population of about 25 million inhabitants and about 70% of these population need medications for healthy living, and all age group is concerned. The formulation of this App is consistent with the enterprise customer-first philosophy, where we are doing things not the way we like, but focusing on what the customer wants, where they want it and in the exact platform they want it that is getting feedback and appraisal from Stakeholder and our wider team. Another strategy to evaluate success will be to rate our Cost, evaluate Quality and Schedule of the enterprise.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
PHARMAFAST business model is to, first of all, have a great Application that will satisfy our users and bring pharmacies and hospitals closer to the citizens. Build around our audience, get to customers and talk to them and know what they need and ask for feedback. Reach out to expect in the field. our value proposition is to bring pharmacies and hospitals closer to users. For PHARMAFAST to be sustainable, users will be charging a certain percentage as a subscription fee. our vision in five years time is to put in place logistics where drugs could be delivered to users at their doorsteps with the use of bicycles, and bikes. The team is also working on having an Artificial Intelligence Personality which shall be accessible on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to assist users with the information they need. This will contribute to the sustainability of PHARMAFAST. PHARMAFAST won the ``Wimbum Community Entrepreneurship Grants`` and some financial support from family members. There is always a say that if you want to go fast go alone but if you want to go far go together. We shall work hand in hand with our collaborators and also open our doors for serious companies for partnership, networking and collaboration in other to go far with our project.
SHEY earned a BA of engineering in Fashion and Clothing obtained in 2015 from the Higher Institute of the Sahel. Vitalis is the Founder of Better Future For All Association(BFFA) which is a social enterprise with the aims of promoting vocational skills and entrepreneurship to young Cameroonians. So far, (BFFA) has trained 675 youth where 70% of the trainees were Internally Displaced Persons. SHEY is also a volunteer coordinator representing Africa Youth Human Rights and Citizenship Development Initiative which is spearheading human rights education, SDGs and entrepreneurship in Africa. In 2016, he was the SDGs city Ambassador representing Opportunity Knock Your Door and he is a YALI Cohort 3 alumnus, (Regional Leadership Center Lagos) where he obtained a certificate of leadership in Business/Entrepreneurship in 2017. In 2018, he was awarded a certificate of recognition by Youth Human Rights and Citizenship Development Initiative and Youth for Human Rights International for promoting entrepreneurship, and SDGs in Cameroon. He is passionate about youth empowerment and to look for solutions in solving unemployment in Africa.