THE PROBLEM: Many people in Khayelitsha lack basic access to health care. This results in serious illness or even death from diseases that could be easily cured or avoided.
THE INSIGHT: What if people had easy access to a means to informing them about whether they were at risk to a common illness?
THE CHALLENGE: Create an easy to use means that can notify people about serious personal health risks so that they can seek assistance.
THE SOLUTION: First solution: a watch that measures vital signs and notifies you when you are at risk.
Second solution: a booklet along with training that gives people a clear guide on how to check for common diseases.
THE IMPACT: The booklet was created and tested in the community.