Women aged 18-34 Healthcare education via phones in Ghana
Centralian Consulting Foundation encompasses a wide range of specific activities designed to enhance the ability of women and girls.
About Your Organization
Centralian Consulting Foundation, Takoradi, Ghana
Country where this project is creating social impact
Is your organization a
Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization
How long has your organization been operating?
More than 5 years
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Name Your Entry
Women aged 18-34 Healthcare education via phones in Ghana
Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Idea (you're poised to launch)
How long have you been in operation?
Operating for more than 5 years
Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Young women aged 18 to 34 years in Ghana face many very serious problems in healthcare. Notable amongst them are diet, pregnancy, potable water, emerging pandemics, population control, good hygiene and sanitation practices, basic education, and simple techniques for improving their lives. One cannot expect to upgrade the young women's health by education through the use of cellular phones
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
The objective is to improve healthcare education amongst women between ages 18-34 via cellular phones in Ghana and enhance healthy living. We propose to do this by applying novel solutions that take advantage of developments in information technology. Our strategy is to use technology like the cellular phones to educate and deliver expert health care to young women, and minimize any inconvenience and to provide health education emphasizing on family planning, hygiene, sanitation, and prevention of communicable diseases for young ladies and healthy living. A final step in this process will happen through video consulting and examination, a technology we anticipate becoming available in rural areas by year 2015.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
For the healthcare education to be effective, we will first partner with a Telecommunication Company to start the Project and also young women have to believe that the cellular phone or technology is there to serve them and to provide value. To facilitate this we plan to involve the local population in Ghana Evaluation will be based on one simple criterion — whether the healthcare education via cellular phones have significantly improved the health and well being of the young women.
the primary activities will be
1. Instruct women on pre and post-natal care and early childhood development.
2. Provide information on family planning and birth control.
3. Give instructions on simple practices that improve hygiene and sanitation.
4. Provide instructions on how to make drinking water safe.
5. Provide information on how to reduce the risk of communicable diseases in women and children.
An educational course on health and hygiene, emerging pandemics (TB, malaria, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV), addictions (alcohol, tobacco, drugs), abuses (emotional, physical, sexual), and environmental concerns (air and water pollution)
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
There are no competitors at the moment in healthcare education via cellular phones to young women.
The timing is right. Ghana is undergoing a tremendous transformation to open markets, and has leveraged its development on the boom in Information Technology to young ladies. The potential for Ghana to emerge as a modern technological giant, however, depends on its ability to close the economic and literacy gap between its rural and urban populations who are mainly young women, manage health pandemics, and control the population. For this to happen, a long-term sustained investment in rural development, with health care and health education as the foundation stone of this initiative, is essential.
This Entry is about (Issues)
What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to health care, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
The approach is holistic. It is designed to be sustainable and yield long-term changes in health care and welfare amongst young women. The basis measure of success will be winning the trust of the young women making significant behavioral changes in their daily lives, and improving their understanding of, and involvement in, a modern technological society. Population control is expected to be a major result of this strategy.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
The Project impact over the next 1-3 years will be long-term vested interest in seeing this project succeed. We propose to building on the infrastructure and concept therefore, a significant start will be made.
We will also bring together new paradigms that fully exploit modern technology and incorporate anticipated developments in both human and material resources.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
It will require an amount of time and money to achieve the desired full and effective capabilities. And the only way to overcome this brrier is to lobby for funding and plan and organize the project well
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Our six month goal is to incorporate the program within 6 months
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Identify a Telecommunication Company to partner with for the Project
Cost Recovery for Sustainable Operation
Execution / Implementation of the project
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Conducting a Needs Assessment/Survey
Designing, coordinating and implementation of the project
Information campaigns, monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting to be done
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.
The founder Madonna Afiba Dolphyne is a Social Entrepreneur and believes the young women should be cooperative and inspired by creativity. Young women should be a full chapter of the technological age and internet society where development is connected to technology
I believe that young women are the true change agents. They are the champions who believe in the change they want to see in the world. As we train the next generation of social change agents, we must consider how technology will assist them in building stronger society. The accelerated trajectory of technology in the last five years marks this as an exciting and promising time in social change. From innovative approaches to reach intergenerational audiences, to the ability to rapidly share new ideas and resources, is the beginning to see break-through a healthy society
Tell us about your partnerships
CCF has identified a new Telecommunication Company called GLO and started discussions on future partnerships to launch or start project
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list