HelpWoman - Maternal and Newborn Health
One-line solution summary:
reduce the risk of illness between mothers and newborns
Pitch your solution.
Helpwoman is a tablet that sets the date of the next rule for women and indicates the date ranges for intercourse for a possibility for the woman to contract a pregnancy. During the pregnancy phase, it makes it possible to know the sex of the child and makes a forecast of the date, hour and minute of birth and specifies whether the delivery is done by vaginal delivery or by cesarean section in order to '' avoid the risks of maternal and infant mortality.
She predicts the number of children per woman. Helpwoman also helps to predict and remedy miscarriages during pregnancy.
HelpWoman improves the gynecological health of all women. Expands access to affordable, high-quality care for women, new mothers and newborns.
It reduces the risk of illness between mothers and newborns. Supports the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth.
What specific problem are you solving?
HelpWoman reduces the risk of illness between mothers and newborns. Support the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth.
Avoid maternal and infantile mortality in Guinea, Africa and the world. Today, it has more than 346,326 women affected according to the latest statistics provided according to the distribution (Total population by sex and age on January 1, 2020, France). In Africa and in general in Guinea, all women are exposed to this risk.
What is your solution?
HelpWoman is an innovative solution based on new technologies to help women before contraction, during and after pregnancy and until childbirth.
HelpWoman is used from a tablet which allows you to:
- Determine the date of the next woman rule;
- The sex of the child;
- The estimated date of delivery (hour, minute and second);
- The delivery route (low or cesarean);
- Predict the risk of maternal and infant mortality;
- Determine the number of children per woman;
- Plan for a miscarriage;
-Expand access to affordable, high-quality care for women, new mothers and newborns
- Support the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth
The interesting thing about HelpWoman is that women can find out about these needs without going to the hospital.
The technologies used are:
- SQL Lite
Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?
The target population is mother and child. First, HelpWoman supports the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth. Expands access to affordable, high-quality care for women, new mothers and newborns.
HelpWoman started from a simple observation in urban and rural communities before its conception in Guinea and in Africa in general to propose its therapeutic solution which is the health of the mother and the child. Thus, We made questionnaires to meet the target population. This data collected in the field from this population enabled the design of HelpWoman.
After the design and training of the target population, HelpWoman will be delivered to 2,000 women and to public hospitals in the city of Conakry and the eight (8) administrative regions of Guinea for free use for one year. The defined result will enable it to be carried out with other regions of the world.
Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?Support the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth
Explain how the problem, your solution, and your solution’s target population relate to the Challenge and your selected dimension.
Helpwoman is a tablet support the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth. It allows to decrease the risk of disease between mothers and newborns for access to high-quality, affordable care for women, new mothers, and newborns.
In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?Conakry, Guinée
What is your solution’s stage of development?Prototype: A venture or organization building and testing its product, service, or business model
Who is the primary delegate for your solution?
Which of the following categories best describes your solution?A new technology
Describe what makes your solution innovative.
HelpWoman is an innovative solution for the health of the mother and child since it allows it to be used by the woman herself, to know her health and the progress of her pregnancy without consulting a doctor or going to a hospital center.
Women and newborn babies who need a transfer benefit from it without delay for the care of the child from birth. Likewise, avoid so that no woman is subjected to harmful practices during labor, delivery and at the start of the postnatal period. It makes it possible to plan family planning and education in time because, in addition to gynecological consultations, departmental family planning and education teams carry out individual or collective information actions on emotional and sexual life.
Describe the core technology that powers your solution.
To carry out the development of the application, it was necessary to exploit several technologies such as:
- Java: Object-oriented computer programming language for developing the application.
- Linux: Operating system hosting our application and database servers.
- SQL Lite: Database used by the telephone to store data.
- Android: Operating system of target smartphones.
- A touch pad, electronic tablet, digital tablet, or simply a tablet, is a personal assistant or an ultra-thin laptop which is in the form of a touch screen without keyboard and which offers roughly the same functionality as a personal computer.
Provide evidence that this technology works.
HelpWoman is designed from technological services:
- SQL Lite
Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:
What is your theory of change?
HelpWoman will solve problems related to maternal and child health by its use by the target population in the short and long term in time and space.
In practice, it is best to do this in a group workshop because you need multiple perspectives to get complete pictures. Involve staff, administrators, primary and even secondary beneficiaries if possible. Also do digital marketing and audio and visual advertisements in the media with concrete examples.
In African countries for example, it is important to do it also in the national languages of the country to make the whole layer concerned benefit by the solution highlighted without forgetting visual communication in markets, hospitals and certain public places to reach deep down the target population.
Select the key characteristics of your target population.
Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?
In which countries do you currently operate?
In which countries will you be operating within the next year?
How many people does your solution currently serve? How many will it serve in one year? In five years?
- the current number of people to serve: 2000
- the number of people served in a year: 4500
- the number of people served in five years: 22,500
What are your goals within the next year and within the next five years?
The objectives are defined over time. For the next year, We intend to deploy and make HelpWoman usable in the countries bordering Guinea and in the five (5) years which follow, export to the African sub-region and part of Europe, America and Asia.
What barriers currently exist for you to accomplish your goals in the next year and in the next five years?
It is important to put particular emphasis on the funding of HelpWoman for its marketing and good visual communication around this innovative solution. Regulate legal constraints to export a product from one country to another.
How do you plan to overcome these barriers?
We intend to overcome the obstacles with aid or pre-financing through the state or incubators so that this solution is operational. It should be noted the purchase of materials, the technical needs and the communication around said solution which go into the design of this solution. We have the technical skills, the commitment and the availability of the project team (technical and functional) to design the product.
What type of organization is your solution team?For-profit, including B-Corp or similar models
If you selected Other, please explain here.
How many people work on your solution team?
There are 7 people working on the solution team. In this number, there are 4 who work full time, two (2) part time and one (1) who is a subcontractor.
How many years have you worked on your solution?
The project team (technical and functional) has been working on HelpWoman for two (2) years.
Why are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?
It is an experienced team that developed desktoops and mobile applications in the technologies used today in large international companies. State engineers and graduates from leading business and IT schools, they work on finding solutions to solve the problems facing the world.
What organizations do you currently partner with, if any? How are you working with them?
We are partners of several companies such as Hestia, ETI SA, Orange Guinea, MTN Guinea, ...
We develop solutions for these partners or offer technological solutions for the smooth running of their company in order to accumulate more profits.
What is your business model?
We work on the basis of specifications with our main customers for whom we develop network, web and mobile IT applications after a pre-sales and after-sales study of the product.
Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, or to other organizations?Individual consumers or stakeholders (B2C)
What is your path to financial sustainability?
- Provide job opportunities and professional training to clients, then sell its products or services on the open market.
- Provide services to customers to help them access markets.
- Sells business support to its target population.
- Sells products or services to an external market to help finance other social programs. This model is integrated into the non-profit organization; commercial activities and social programs overlap.
Why are you applying to Solve?
- Join a community of peers, donors and experts to help advance our innovative work thanks to the Solve program;
- Receive mentoring and strategic advice from the Solve and MIT networks;
- Attend Solve at MIT;
- Work with international experts in innovative technologies;
- Take part in major international competitions based on the world's greatest technologies;
- Learn with international experts through training and coaching;
- Meet the leaders of major global companies and discuss their solution with them
In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?
Please explain in more detail here.
• Need for growth (Critical siz• Increase in turnover
• Reduce costs
• Enter a protected market
• Horizontal or vertical integration
• Neutralize competition
What organizations would you like to partner with, and how would you like to partner with them?
We would like to associate ourselves with the World Health Organization, professors or initiatives of MIT or members of Solve.
They can coach us in the design of our technological solutions.