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our company is named 2S Technologies: KARANGUE, system reminder via SMS and voice messages of medical appointments

Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

karangue is an automatic reminder system by SMS and voice message for child vaccinations, mom’s prenatal and postnatal visits using local languages.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

karangue is a tool that contributes to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality that permit to achieve the sustainable development goals.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

every 16 seconds a child dies from a disease that could be avoided by a vaccine. every day more than 800 women die in childbirth. So we ask the question why these women and children die while there are health books and vaccination programs. we realize that these deaths are often due to forgetfulness , negligence or meconnaisance moms regarding vaccination schedules

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

our solution is to remind moms SMS and voice messages appointments for prenatal visits, postnatal visits and vaccination using local languages by the voice of the country's icons like youssou ndour and baba maal. For example in Senegal, we are using the local langage like Wolof, serere, Pullar, Diola, French, etc. Each nurse will have a web or mobile interface that he will use to record information concerning moms . This information is transmitted to the server. This one, automatically establishes the schedule of immunization of the mother and her child . Two days before vaccination, the sever alert them by SMS and voice message using locales languages.


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Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

the solution will have a significant impact in the community . in the past they were given to mum a health document. Sometimes the mother was illiterate , an alphabet,sometimes she lost her notebook , others forgot their appointment . Now with this system moms shall enjoy a recall system appointments immunization , prenatal and postnatal visits through their local languages ​​on their mobile phone . each nurse will have at its disposal a tablet with android interface that will allow it to save the information moms. this information is processed automatically by the server. this one is the schedule of immunization of mothers and recalls them by SMS and voice message depending of their languages.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

the impact of our solution could be measured by metric defined at the outset . for example the number of women registered in the database; the number of children vaccinated following the recall ; the number of sent SMS ; the number of reminders sent ; the reduction of maternal and infant mortality rate. At long term, karangue will integrate alerts on sensibilsation campaigns on malaria, cholera, diabetes, ebola, etc. The application can also be used wherever the need will feel.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

to have a real impact in the project we will build on our cultural and social realities. as well as part of the service include use voice icons of the country in voice messages to transmit information on medical appointments . this will have a psychological impact among the population. so we will use the voices of renowned artist such as youssou ndour and others.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

for the implementation of the project at the health services we will need a yearly budget.for sustainable financing we plan to have partnerships with mobile operators . also try to think with the Ministry of Health on innovative financing solutions.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

now in health services they give mom a health document for her health monitoring and her newborn . the problem is that this health document is expressed in French and sometimes it can go astray. numbers of these mothers can not read or understand the information on the health document. the greater part are analphabetism, others tend to forget appointments, which are one of the causes of maternal and infant mortality. now the approach we propose is to set up a reminder system appointments immunization, prenatal and postnatal visits to parents by mobile phone with sms and local langage.

Founding Story

history began in 2013 when participating to international challenge on positive economics organized by the planet finance group. we should propose solutions to development problems which face our country by using new technologies. Our research led us to choose the subject of maternal and infant mortality. we were surprised and saddened to see that every 16 seconds a child dies from a disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine and each more than 800 women die in childbirth in the world. it is these statistics that motivated us to want to help solve this problem by using new technologies.


Our team consists of young dynamic and committed to solving community problems through information and communications technology. we have diversified training profiles and this is what makes the strength of our team. the team include computer engineers, managers, economists and experts in monitoring and evaluation. we are supervised by the Gaston Berger University( Faculty of Health Sciences and projects office) that are the board members. for better development of the project we plan to open the board members to other partners like Boehringer Ingelheim if we are selected for efficiency.
CO-CREATION IDEA: Please offer a brief description of how you imagine a win-win partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim to better serve unmet needs in health. (Hint: Please mention the underlying business model envisioned that would make such a partnership sustainable.)

our partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim could rely on their support so that we can find the capital required for the implementation of the project at the health services . work with them to popularize harangued to policy makers and NGOs. in terms of profit for Boehringer Ingelheim we can say that this will form part of their corporate social responsibility strategy . the image and brand of the company would be associated with different project activities . one could also consider further collaboration .

NEEDS: Based on you response above, please specify which of the following resources, operations or expertise by Boehringer Ingelheim you imagine leveraging to actualize the proposed co-creation opportunity. Please check all that apply. (Hint: while financing is often critical to scale, we are also interested in understanding what other assets or expertise could be leveraged).

Relationships/New Contacts, Marketing/Communications Support, Technology Expertise, Access to Capital.

EXPLANATION OF NEEDS: Please explain your choices in more detail.

access to capital will allow us to fund the implementation of the project in the health services. get new contacts is a way to find opportunities to make our service in other countries where the need arises . the marketing and communication will popularize the project to policy makers .

OFFER: What are the main assets you may contribute in a co-creation partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim that would better serve unmet needs in health?

Deep understanding of an unmet need in a specific market/context, Access to and established trust with customers/beneficiaries, Insights into pricing and financing of health products/services, Insights into marketing, Insights into distribution.

FOCUS AREAS: Which of the following best describes the main focus of your project? (select all that apply)

Improving the affordability of healthcare (e.g., microinsurance, reducing the economic cost of care), Holistic solutions that work across the entire care continuum (including education, prevention, detection, treatment, management, follow-up), Packaging of health products and services to address needs currently unmet.

Please share what your organisation and Boehringer Ingelheim will Co-Create together
Please specify what your Co-Creation will result in:

If you selected "other" above, please explain:
Please provide a 1-2 sentence summary of your Co-Creation idea
How does this project link to the core mission of your organisation?
Beyond social impact, how does this project link to Boehringer Ingelheim’s core business?
What are the specific inputs and actions that each side will contribute to this Co-Creation idea based on each of your unique competencies and experiences?
Please describe the potential revenue model for this Co-Creation idea.
What possible risks or challenges do you foresee?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your Co-Creation idea?
How much input do you hope to receive from Boehringer Ingelheim?

If you selected "other" above, please explain:
Besides Boehringer Ingelheim, what other types of partners might be valuable to carrying out your Co-Creation idea, and why?