CUSTOM CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
The distribution of vaccine reminder bracelets and awareness creation on the importance of childhood immunization in Nigeria.
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DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
CBPI will pilot their initiative in Abuja and Niger state of Nigeria. From an initial needs assessment, the team found that health facilities in both locations lacked the means to remind mothers of their child's vaccination appointments aside from child health cards issued to mothers.
The CBPI model has two components: vaccination bracelets (clean plastic bracelet put on the baby's wrist for nine months with holes punched in the plastic for each vaccination a child receives to enable health workers to monitor mothers' compliance with immunization schedule) and CareAlert (a bulk SMS reminder service to remind caregivers of vaccination appointments).
The team will raise awareness of vaccinations and the importance of the bracelets via antenatal and postnatal sessions at healthcare facilities with 10,000 mothers in one year.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- 30 healthcare service providers reached with awareness raising during the pilot
- 1,500 bracelets distributed during the pilot phase
- 3,000 SMS messages sent during the pilot
- 14,400 mothers reached with awareness raising at the end of 1 year
- 240 healthcare providers reached by the end of year 2
- 36,000 vaccination bracelets distributed by the end of year 2
Dr. Emmanuel Egbroko - Co-Founder
Paul Ogboji - Co-Founder
Chika Ozoemena - Co-Founder and Consultant
Ikechukwu Oguomah - Co-Founder