Tell us about your partnerships
mCARE system is aligned with the Bangladesh Digital Health Strategy, and we have formal Government buy-in to support and expand the system, once developed and demonstrated efficacious. Working closely with our existing field research infrastructure, and social programming teams from mPower-Health, a globally recognized mHealth development and deployment group based in Bangladesh, we will be using mixed method evaluation strategies to measure interim process and functionality benchmarks, user and client satisfaction, and some useful proxy indicators of service delivery / receipt.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
We believe in local capacity-building and in developing highly independent teams of skilled, local staff and scientists. We built, with these partners, a research enterprise that began with 5 people, that now exceeds 850, mostly women, mostly rural - for whom this work is their first employment. Our belief that this project, by women, about women, for the public health of women and their families has been successful because of this philosophy of trust and local empowerment. We also operate in an environment of innovation out of necessity - in rural Gaibandha, the need to create specific solutions that match the environment around us has spurred innovation in many field methods. This partnership is what leads us to excel and build on one another's successes to improve health and well-being.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list