Tell us about your partnerships
The Acumen Fund has invested into Speaking Books and is a major source of support, inspiration and networking for our global expansion
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
Our target markets are unlimited from creating books for use in the USA on Hypertension and Diabetes, to books in China on Smoking, to Clinical Trials informed consent in India, and every major health issue and risk in Africa in every language. We look to partner with NGO's, Government Departments and international corporations, that have a need to communicate critical messages that need to be seen, read, heard and understood
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
As mentioned above, everyone working on Speaking Books is passionate about their use and impact. In addition every sponsor whether its UNICEF, Pfizer or The South African or Kenyan Ministry of Health, has had such positive feedback and outcomes that they continue to create and order new Speaking books. We also use local celebrities to record the sound tracks in the local languages,who give of their time freely to support important health initiatives like AIDS prevention.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list