· February, 2013

Proposals in Health from February, 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Kenya: Women Prison Knowledge Management for Sustainable Change

The project aimed at establishing and improving different range of strategies and practices women prison fraternity can use to identify, represent, distribute and enable adoption of insights and experiences of HIV prevention among inmates. Women prison has volumes of data, information and knowledge that are often unrecognized or documented due to inadequate skills, yet they can influence policy and practice within HIV and AIDS programming.

India: Training tribal Youth to share Ethnomedicine

The project will be a good initiative to support traditional Siddha and Ayurveda ethno medicine practitioners (called vaithiyars) to share the significance of several disease preventive herbal medicines and healthy life styles that was been formulated before 2500 years. It would be helpful to sustain the values of several herbs essential to cure particular diseases and encourage younger generation involve in using media tools to protect the field

Uganda: Safethree Family Planning Tips

Safe Three Family Plan shall share and train young mothers simple and safe Family planning tips. Communication, faithfulness, and protection. Discussing family issue can reduce tension in family, faithfulness shall ensure safety from HIV/AIDS use of condoms and contraceptives through discussions, will reduce unplanned and early pregnancy and STIs, reduce the number of unplanned pregnancy, improve the knowledge of family planning in the community.