Ideas Solar powered mosquito atttactant

Ideas Solar powered mosquito atttactant: Anti-Malaria product

Kumasi, Ghana
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

A solar powered mosquito attractant to aid reduce the cases of malaria in the country especially those rural areas with no electricity access. This is the best alternative to repellant and nets.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if Mosquitoes stop biting you but rather attacks an electrified attractant near which kills them and so prevents malaria.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Malaria is one of the dangerous health conditions in world which kills a lot of people especially in West Africa. The solar powered mosquito attractant comprises of a solar panel and rechargeable battery connected to a thin mesh which covers the active ingredient in a plastic case. It is called octenol which competes with the human skin for mosquitoes. They are attracted to it which leads them to the electrified mesh thereby killinf them.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

To reduce mosquito bites and the cases of malaria especially in most rural areas without Light. Also people will be employed through that reducing unemployment. Finally health will be good increasing productivity

Awards

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Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

For instance most students use mosquito repellants when studying. The mosquitoes are not killed hence can attack other people transmitting malaria. But when this product is placed in a room,all hidden mosquitoes are attracted and killed. There is no need to spread lotion on yourself...waste of time. So the product charges during day and is used in the evening

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

In the future Malaria will be eradicated especially in areas of no electricity as mosquito really love darkness. This will increase productivity since health of people will be in tact. Also this will create job opportunities for many people in the process of making the product. Therefore unemployment rates will reduce

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Modyfying it to use wind power in the windy areas and also using combining three sources of energy to power it:thus solar,wind and battry. Also making it last for hours
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

As sales are to those who can afford,profit will be generated. This will ensure sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Other companies own uses direct electricity which is not a good option. So if no electricity,mosquito bites and conceives Malaria
Team

Founding Story

Just got this idea when I used to learn at night and I am bitten by mosquitoes.

Team

I discussed to my two best friends who encoiraged me to for the challenge and believed that our project will win and be initiated
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

Twitter

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Founder

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

A Biodiesel project to aid production of biodiesel to reduce inflation rate. The materials used were alternative to other companies own.
Also a power bag called Ideas backup. An alternative to pwerbank and comprises of an inbuilt AC rechargeable battety n an outer battery slot right in your bag. U always have power to charge phone in emergencies and power failures

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

GH Scientific