Tell us about your partnerships
Presently we have developed a partnership consensus with the regional delegate of health, the senior divisional office of Mezam division of the northwest region of Cameroon and the Presbyterian health secretariat of Cameroon.
We have also forwarded the proposal initiative to the innovation price for Africa sponsored by the Economic commission for Africa and the Africa Innovation foundation
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
Yes, we are currently targeting the Presbyterian health units in Cameroon.
Situated all over the vast territorial limits of the country, the over 30 Presbyterian health units in Cameroon play host to well over 100,000 admitted and consulting patients most of whom are often remotely situated thereby requiring the need of distant support from families and friends. The PCC health units also happen to be the most prominent health service providers for the less privileged/most unfortunate remotely situated populations in the North West and South West regions of the country.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
MAHSRA is a non-governmental institution that has strict governing rules and a constitutive body made up of a board, technical ad hoc committees and a general assembly of members.
Decisions prior to building and funding of her projects stems up from her board with the advice of the chief executive officer and the consultative approval of other technical committees. The board’s decisions are final and this gives the lead force to carry the project to its objective tail.
The technical ad hoc committees consulted upon by the board are often highly specialised experts in the initiative domain who carry out intensive research works to ascertain the feasibility of the initiative before granting their consultative approval to the board
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We need large capital investments and development partners to be able to cover vast rurally situated health units; including a wider spread of internet connectivity and networking hard and software equipments. We are also disposed to provide research information on health needs and assessments in the community health units located at our targeted areas and more