Tell us about your partnerships
IDI partners with several organizations for the Distance Learning program that houses mEduText, including Global Health Corps, the Regional AIDS Training Network and the Accordia Foundation. IDI is currently seeking a partnership with Ashoka Changemakers, the Uganda Communications Commission, the Uganda Ministry of Health, and the Intel Foundation, among others, for future development of the Distance Learning Program. IDI’s training partners locally include Inter-Religious CU, the Ministry of Health and the Kampala City Council, Stop Malaria Project, BD, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
IDI has proposed to reach populations of rural healthcare workers focusing particularly on the PMTCT of HIV/AIDS, Paediatric HIV/AIDS care and Advanced Anti-retroviral Management in order to enhance the adherence to new WHO regulations on these topics as well as to reach particularly vulnerable populations of people living with HIV/AIDS. IDI is also approaching telecom and computer markets to promote information and communication technology use and literacy throughout rural sub-Saharan Africa in relation to the care, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
The training department at IDI is committed to providing the most effective and lifesaving training and information to rural healthcare workers throughout sub-Saharan Africa concerning the care, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. This dedication and the known obstacles of access to and continuation of onsite training throughout the region, in particularly in rural areas, foster an attitude of innovation and acceptance of new tools to expand training among target beneficiaries. IDI’s organizational structure itself, with automated transparent audits in line with international standards, a robust grants management system, and independent organizational board of directors provide checks and balances for successful implementation of mEduText.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
With minimal investment from granting agencies, IDI can create a network of learning communities to supplement training and stand alone. mEduText requires marketing to reach rural healthcare workers across borders. Organizational collaborates and partners in the health and mobile health field worldwide can use and grow mEduText to further their own training or enroll health workers.