Fondation Pierre Fabre

Increasing demand for vaccination services

Main beneficiary country:
Nigeria

About the sponsor

Innovation Corner

The Innovation Corner is a social innovation centre that uses offline technology and human centred design to solve social problems. Its flagship product is Remind Me.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Nigeria

The organisation has:

6
Full-Time Equivalents
6
Employees
20
Volunteers
6
Service providers

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Vaccination

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Initiative start date

  • 06/02/2018

Financing

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (i.e AFD, USAID, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Subsidies
  • Sales of data analysis
  • Donations

About the initiative

Currently, in Nigeria, immunization cards issued to mothers are used to record and plan immunizations, but they can be lost or contain errors. Immunization card collection rate is 8.2 % and immunization completion rate is 29% based on the National Survey of 2017.

Remind Me, a full suite system for vaccination delivery, works completely offline for users. It works using a USSD code and other services can plug into it through API integration.

Remind Me is an offline data management and reminder system for immunization using USSD/Voice Technology. It aims to increase demand for vaccination services and improve the healthcare infrastructure. Remind me supports caregivers, government, development agencies and health workers.

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity

Key figures

1861 Number of beneficiaries since launch

600 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

Yes

Open Data

Yes

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

National Primary Healthcare Development Agency

Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Future Assured Initiative

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Each One, Aid One Foundation

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Partners

Collaborators

startupBrics