Proposals in Health

April 2, 2013

Finalist – South Africa: Crowdmapping Environmental Health in Hospital Hills, Johannesburg

To collaborate with residents of Hospital Hills, a deprived informal settlement in Johannesburg, to gain a voice to define their environmental health challenges, communicate them to decision-makers and bring about change. Six participants will be trained in citizen reporting skills, provided with necessary equipment and supervised to work with other residents to document concerns in multimedia micro-reports. These will be uploaded and visualised on an online Crowdmap, which will be disseminated widely, but particularly targeting decision-makers with the power to bring about necessary changes.

March 2, 2013

Ethiopia: New World of Possibilies for Vulnerable Youths

Ethiopia is one of the highly hit nation by the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. Although, the country is showing progresses both in terms of new HIV incidence and prevalence rate, a systematic and strategic intervention is still needed to address the need of the newly appearing most at risk population groups such as in school and out of school youths whom can better be addressed via integration of peer education and social media interventions.

Nigeria: Talking Social Recovery

it is a project that hopes to speak out against drug and substance abuse among young people in our community. ear marking the disadvantages and negative effects of substances and illegal drugs. the project proposes the use of social media to learn and discuss and support addicts to a smart recovery through online forums and peer discussions.

March 1, 2013

Uganda: Kitezi Landfill Community Members’ Publicity

The project aims at voicing challenges faced by Kitezi residents which arise from the presence of a sanitary landfill in their vicinity. Selected participants will be trained in video coverage and creating visual stories through photographs, use of internet, radio/TV to create a platform to express their grievances. A documentary will be produced to illustrate experience of community members, stories and narratives of challenges faced.

February 28, 2013

Uganda: Raising Voices of Slum Dwellers in Kawempe

Residents in Bwaise and Kalerwe slums live in settlement extremely congested, prone to floods and disease spread is wide as a result of floods. The project aim is to empower dwellers to access citizen media and make their problems known to the public. Selected participants will be trained to blog and upload captions of situation scenes on social networks and video coverage, creating a documentary which will be uploaded on youtube.

February 27, 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Community Radio OPEN NETWORK

As the very first community-based and not-run-for-profit radio in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Community Radio OPEN NETWORK has been designed to provide a channel that will allow the voice of the socially vulnerable population and the civil society to be heard. One of its main aims is to do fundraising humanitarian activities on the radio shows for the ill citizens that require very expensive treatment abroad, and thus is in need of support.

February 26, 2013

Nigeria: Social Media to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

Maternal mortality remains a daunting challenge to Nigeria: Against a global target of less than 75/100,000LB in 2015, Nigeria had 800/100,000 LB in 2011. This project will leverage on the information technology growth in Nigeria to address this problem by developing an online platform for expectant mothers to interact, engage with health officers, tell their stories and get timely medical advices on how best to take care of themselves and baby.

February 25, 2013

South Africa: Crowdmapping Environmental Health

To enable the community Hospital Hills, an informal settlement in Johannesburg, to raise awareness and support to address the diverse environmental health challenges facing them. This will be achieved by training community members in multimedia skills and providing them with the equipment and supervision to collectively document their concerns, and any successes, and visualise them on a Crowdmap widely accessible to the public and decision-makers

February 24, 2013

Colombia: Youth with Positive Action For Sexual Health

This proposal seeks to empower young people in healthy lifestyles touching issues such as prevention of HIV / AIDS and early pregnancy, leading peer communication in a project and for young people and therefore includes frequently used communication systems for young people such as the internet and web sites to reach a visual way and with current communication elements such as social networks and that our project provides an online space for youn

February 21, 2013

Mexico: GISTers Connected

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) belongs to a rare group of canceres. In Mexico we don’t have an exact number of the people affected by this disease, the main reason: only few doctors can make an appropriate diagnosis of GIST. GIST is a rare disease recently discovered. Our main objective is that trough videos posted in our website and our facebook page people find enough information about the disease, about doctors and experiences.