Tell us about your partnerships
As a result of this project The Gambian Red Cross would like to enter into a partnership with us. We are hoping to have discussions concerning the same in the next couple of months.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
We are targeting polpulations that are remote and therefore a long distance from medical facilities and without any access to any reasonable form of transport. The reason being that these are the polpulations most at risk. At present we are working in the Jarra West District of The Gambia but our intention is to gradually provide the project to any such community in a remote area in whichever district they are in The Gambia
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
The success of our project comes from teamwork and good communication, both in The Gambia and in the UK and also between the two. This is both on the ground in the running and organisation of the service as well as by the Trustees and the District Co-ordinators and their assistants. Good relations, communication and co-operation with the Gambian Red Cross and with the District Chiefs and Village Elders is also imperative.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We are in need of investment/funding in order to roll out the project to more remote villages. We are also in need of local Co-Ordinator's/volunteers.