What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to education/training, Access to health care.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
AYZH improves the standard of living of its target beneficiaries by improving health; increasing income and productivity; preventing infection-related maternal and infant mortality; increasing access to information, education and training; increasing female empowerment; and generating employment.
To date, with minimal marketing efforts, AYZH has sold 12,000 units in ten states in India, Haiti, and four countries in Africa, improving the lives of approximately 50,000 people (women and their family members). AYZH is currently filling orders for 50,000 more units this year, and has secured grant funding to commercialize its second product.
Utilizing a sales team passionate about women’s health issues, AYZH expects a positive projected income of $440,239 in 2014, through the sale of over a million products, ensuring financial sustainability. AYZH is a triple-bottom-line company focused on improving social, environmental, and financial indicators for impoverished women.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
(1) AYZH customers (primarily hospitals) benefit from a cost-effective training solution that reaches staff working in remote, difficult to reach areas. (2) LHPs benefit from expanded access to information/knowledge of clean birth practices, and increased acquisition of basic skills to perform critical job functions. (3) Underprivileged women benefit from enhanced quality of care at the time of childbirth and reduced risk of contracting infection.
AYZH defines success in terms of Quality, a measure of how well JANMA/MPT training matches the needs of its users through: clinical outcomes, accessibility, user experience, and value for cost. AYZH expects to reduce infection-related deaths and improve the health and livelihood of 18 million women, newborns, and their family members by 2015.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
AYZH may have initial trouble securing a list of phone numbers of rural healthcare providers, but will utilize the expertise of its extensive professional and medical networks to overcome this challenge.
To ensure continuity of the project post-pilot phase, AYZH is exploring a few innovative project-specific strategies for financial sustainability, and is currently researching policies and procedures that may pose roadblocks to launching the MPT project on a larger scale.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Disseminate Mobile Phone Training (MPT) to 200 low-resource healthcare providers from 40 different health centers in India.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Monitor and Evaluate the 6-month pilot project for its social impact and scaling potential