Updated May 19, 2021
Entrepreneurship, Primary Care, Health Systems and 13 MoreSEE ALL
Entrepreneurship, Primary Care, Health Systems, Non-communicable Diseases, School-to-Work Transition, Economic Empowerment, Gender Equity, Health, Workforce Development, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Human Centered Design, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technology, Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender-based ViolenceSEE LESS
Many individuals lack access to primary health services especially in semi-urban, poor urban, and rural parts of Africa, reflecting a structural social inequality that cuts across geography and income. This is due to: inadequate health facilities, high medical cost, poor infrastructure, and lack of job opportunities for community health workers. Specifically in Nigeria, there are approximately 700,000 registered CHWs and 75% of them are underutilized due to lack of employment opportunities.
HCM employs a systems thinking approach that leverages low fidelity technology - USSD (input) coupled with employment of CHWs (input) to increase access to affordable home based primary health care (output). Thus reducing the amount of time and money spent on transportation, and primary care at secondary and tertiary medical facilities (outcome) ultimately transforming patient access to care, positively impacting health outcomes, health care worker incomes and economic development (impact)
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||172,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Ghana, Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania|
|Recruit||500 CHWs, 4 board members, co-founder, mentor|
|New Feature||AI driven tool that use geocodes from USSD messages for disease surveillance, Sponsor a CHW initiative for MNO's with last mile distribution initiatives.|
Our team has contextual, educational and professional experience, and prepared to dedicate their lives to providing access to primary health care in Africa. Jennie CEO - systems engineer who brings 5 years of consulting experience in the health and technology sector. Lucky CTO - recent graduate software developer based in Nigeria with 7 years of experience building tech solutions for clients in Nigeria. Blessing COO - Community Health Officer with 6 years of experience working in both private and public health institutions across Nigeria.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH