Population Council NYC 14
Population Council NYC 14 http://connect.switchpitch.com/site/welcome/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Population Council NYC 14
Women’s Health Technology
App for Resource
• Quick switch - poll – how many of you are familiar
with the Population Council?
• How many know what we do?
conducts research to
address critical health and
development issues. We are
working to stop the spread
of HIV, provide more
reproductive choices, and
ensure that young people
lead full and productive
lives. Our research leads to
better policies, programs,
and technologies that
improve lives around the
Founded by John D. Rockefeller, 3rd
Offices around the world – HQ in NY
Focus countries for RH women’s project –
Senegal; Nigeria; Kenya
The simple story.
health workers in
projectdetails Questions will
come up after
may be available
and an option.
projectdetails This would be great,
but not yet possible
in our context.
• What if we could create a workable technology solution to
provide helpful/useful/specific health information for health
workers and allow it to build up as used
• Description of planned product: A tech tool that could function
on a LCD (least common denominator) device – feature
phone. Smartphones penetration at about only 12% available
• Product uses: Health workers; mid-wifes; physicians in clinics
• User story: Lots of different work in women’s clinics; need
something to help the health workers regarding our specific
public health project; there exist constraints
• Target market: Initially for use in Senegal; Nigeria; Kenya, but
allow to scale to other areas
• Improve the ability to
• Allow health workers to obtain needful information
when questions come up during health interventions –
this can be for many different projects
• Engage with an expert if needed – may not be
• Permit the system to build up as used
Example of useful ICT that is workable.
Who wants to take a survey?
Example of an
• Internal assets to leverage: IT group and tech savvy
• Project Context: Research-based INGOs need
innovative solutions for developing country use with
less developed infrastructure
• Strategic Benefits: Lots of buzz around m/eHealth
technologies; Reduce duplication of efforts –
• Project timeline: 4-6 months
• Key milestones: Design idea - Initial prototype - Pre-test
• Internal project approval: IT Director; research team
• Total budget: $10-15K
• Which parts of your project require external help?
Innovative design integrated with low-end feature
• What would an ideal partner bring to the table?
Experience with building apps for developing countries
Ideas. Evidence. Impact.
The Population Council conducts research
and delivers solutions that improve lives
around the world. Big ideas supported by
evidence: It’s our model for global change.
• Stan Mierzwa (Director, IT)