MedAlert

MedAlert

Accra, GhanaAccra, Ghana
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

MedAlert is an sms application that reminds patients when they need to take their medication. It also provides information on preventive measures.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Medical Patients often forget or don't take their medications on schedule as required by doctors or pharmacist. This hinders the progress of medication and recovery.

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

MedAlert is an application that alerts a patient via sms, reminding him/her to take medication at a particular time. It also provides information about their condition and the best practices on how to avoid the disease in the future.
Impact: How does it Work

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

A patient of 69 years old walks into a pharmacy, purchases some drugs. He is asked by the pharmacist if he would like to use the MedAlert solution. If the patient agree's, he will signed on and the schedule will be created. The patient walks away from the pharmacy happier. Most pharmacist / doctors do not follow the patient to their homes. So they do not know whether the drugs will be administered successfully. This application helps to make sure the patient is responsible and reminded about what needs to be done.
Sustainability

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

There are currently no services like this in my country. I will be the first to introduce such a service.
Team

Founding Story

I was thinking about how sms could solve a health problem. at the time I was taking some antibiotics. I was very inconsistent with administering the drug and i knew it could give me problems. So whilst thinking, I decided to use sms to solve my own problem.
About You
Organization:
Mobile Web Ghana
About You
First Name

Eliezer

Last Name

Ayertey

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Mobile Web Ghana

Organization Country

, Accra

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Accra

How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Cost.

Social Impact
Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

I want people like me to remember when they need to take their medications and also to get information on how to prevent the disease they are infected with.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Its is still in the idea phase.

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

Every pharmacy in the country will adapt the system to help and create a meaningful database of customers whilst educating the nation on best health practices via sms.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The major problem would be financial. The cost of advertising the product on various media such as radio, tv, online ect.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

To complete development of the product and sell to 500 pharmacies / hospitals

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Hire Developers of Create the Application

Task 2

Provide 500 Pharmacies ad Hospitals with the system for free

Task 3

Advertise on Radio and Television

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

To provide MedAlert to 1000 Pharmacies

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Advertise on Television and Radio

Task 2

Provide Techical Support

Task 3

Generate feedback report and improve the system.

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

Mobile web Ghana (World Wide Web Foundation)
Ministry of Health (Ghana)
Vodafone (Ghana)

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?

I am targeting the rural and urban areas in Ghana. People who live in Ghana are quite ignorant about their health and health issues.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list