CO-CREATION IDEA: Please offer a brief description of how you imagine a win-win partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim to better serve unmet needs in health. (Hint: Please mention the underlying business model envisioned that would make such a partnership sustainable.)
Shonaquip and the Uhambo Foundation envisage three main ways.
1. Demonstrate effective cost reduction as a result of the model - support from Boehringer Ingelheim to conduct evaluation as to the public health economics of the model.
With this data, to leverage further government support and international funding and spread this model through policy change to globally deliver appropriate support.
2. Access to capital, to assist with tooling to ensure sustainable local repair capacity and distribution channels as the model spreads.
3. Co-branding mobile unit vehicles and partnering to couple mobile units with diabetes clinics and distribution of nutrition based interventions.
In the future to develop online mentoring platforms.
NEEDS: Based on you response above, please specify which of the following resources, operations or expertise by Boehringer Ingelheim you imagine leveraging to actualize the proposed co-creation opportunity. Please check all that apply. (Hint: while financing is often critical to scale, we are also interested in understanding what other assets or expertise could be leveraged).
Distribution Channels, Research and Development, Relationships/New Contacts, Manufacturing, Access to Capital, Other.
EXPLANATION OF NEEDS: Please explain your choices in more detail.
The need to scale has been significantly outlined above. Children and adults with mobility disabilities are suffering unnecessary secondary complications and delay in receiving the appropriate wheelchairs due to distances to access care, limited local training and stigma.
Shonaquip hasdemonstrated significant improvement in the lives of children with mobility disabilities on a district level throughmobile outreach seating services. Couple with training local therapists to support basic services, and trained local repair technicians and support networks.
We wish to scale this regionally.
OFFER: What are the main assets you may contribute in a co-creation partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim that would better serve unmet needs in health?
Deep understanding of an unmet need in a specific market/context, Access to and established trust with customers/beneficiaries, Insights into pricing and financing of health products/services, Insights into distribution, Other.
FOCUS AREAS: Which of the following best describes the main focus of your project? (select all that apply)
Improving the affordability of healthcare (e.g., microinsurance, reducing the economic cost of care), Increasing physical access to healthcare to people with restricted mobility or restricted access (senior people, people with disability, remote or difficult areas, etc.), Holistic solutions that work across the entire care continuum (including education, prevention, detection, treatment, management, follow-up), Models that engage other industry players (e.g., nutrition, athletic, mobility organizations)., Remote care solutions for health management, treatment, and diagnosis, Packaging of health products and services to address needs currently unmet.