Since the last report we have changed the focus of the GlobalGiving Campaign.
The nuts and bolts (structure) of the platform have remained the same as the area in which we are now focusing on has always been a lesser part of our orginal stategies.
In addition to the 5 clinics running in Kenya we have added the goal of raising money to send the girls from the orphanage, that has always been a large part of Carego, to continuation school after they come of age.
Since out last report we have found out that for a mere $300 US, one girl from the orphanage (age 18+) can go to a trade college for 2 years room and board included. Otherwise the girls are left to their own devices for survival as newer children are coming into the orphange everyday.
To help with this cause, I have attended 3 Global Giving webinars in realtion to making a social media presence. I have increased out Facebook members from 0-175 and continue to promote our project.
Slowly we have seen progress.
In addition we continue to raise funds to provide medical assistance for the provinces of Kayole (and 4 more) through our established medical clinics
Since my last report, I have taken over as the sole admin for the project. In addition, I took the online seminar on the platform (awesome) and the one on maximising exposure (equally as awesome)
We also added a set of goals to our existing project.
In addition to providing the much needed healthcare to rural Kenya, we have partnered with a street kid orphanage that my wife worked at while we were in Kayole. This orphanage has been affiliated with our clinics since day one and we have always provided healthcare to them.
We found out that after the kids are 18 years old they have to leave the orphanage but are given the opportunity to go to continuation school that will teach them a trade. The program is only $300 US for room, board and education.
We have made this a target for our philanthropic endeavors.
I am also the social networking admin for our company and have achieved modest success with the exposure of our global giving campaign.
I am currently exploring additional ways to enlighten people as to how easy it is to give the children of Kenya a fighting chance that will last and provide for their whole lives.
2013 promises to be a very exciting year for Carego International!
Our continued efforts in Kenya have yielded opportunites that once only exsited on the whiteboard and now are being put into action.
We have moved off of our previous cloud based SAAS (software as a service) platform and developed our own operating system. In the developmental stages of reseach and development just a few years ago in Kenya, we realized that most established clinics that we fortunate enough to be using computer programming for their records, and patient journey needs, were using the only one available to them. This happened to be the service developled for use in hopsitals. Simply put the software was far to robust and overblown for use on the clinic level. The other fact was that this software was simply an operating system and not being utalized to gather information in an orderly way.
We partnered with salesforce.com and developed a cloud based application that was custom talilored to the clinic level operations while simultaneoulsly gathering all information and storing it in a single secure database.
Once this software was complete we began to aggressivly open 5 clinics around Kenya for beta testing and began the task of gathering feedback on functionality while creating national patient ID's.
Soon we realized that Kenya was a great foundation and would continue to be nourished, but we needed feedback globally.
We hand delivered our product to Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam and continued to gather opinions and system requests on how to build a better product.
Mid last year we bagan the process of moving our systems and information to our own platform and we are pleased to announce that Carego Complete is finally ready for BETA testing in Kenya.
In addtion to a far more detailed system, and secure cloud based database, we have created realtionships with the MOH in Kenya and Vietnam in an effort to expand on HIE (health information exchange)
Our 5th clinic in Kenya is open and thriving like the other 4.
Thousands of Kenyans have been helped mediacally by our staffed professionals and invaluable data has been harvested for the use of a geographic snapshot of areas health.
2013 will see us continuing to build the Kenyan healthcare structure as well as full scale deployment in Vietnam as well.
Global Giving has helped to maintain our connection to communities while giving us a wonderful relationaship with an established name in goodwill.
By end of February 2013, Carego Complete will be operational in our 3/5 of our Kenyan clinics and expsoed to numerous clinics as well as hospitals in Vietnam.
Since our last report, Livewell Clinics in Kenya have prospered tremendously.
As projected we have opened our 5th clinic in the community of Masimba.
This fully functional clinic employs 5 full time staff and includes a full laboratory.
Falling in line with the universal Livewell business model, Masimba is allignied with the community through various outreach programs and neighborhood groups (churches, schools, orphanages, etc.) and contstantly holds organized events in the effort of Health Education and Free Clinics.
In addition to Masimba, we have scoped the property for our 6th operational clinic and plan on opening in mid-2013.
Realizing our need for a universal computer operating system throughout all of our clinics, we have developed our own cloud based system through Rollbase.
This system is on the eve of beta testing and should be active and installed in all clinics mid November this year.
We tenaciously continue to provide affordable healthcare to the good people of Kenya. In addition to the 4 clinics that have been operating since 2009 we have added a fifth location in Masimba.
Our community outreach programs continue to gain momentum as we bring general home practices and self testing education to the locals free of charge on a monthly basis. This community outreach has far surpassed our expectations in the sense that over time, our numbers of attendees have increased exponentially and we have gained confidence that the "LiveWell" name has become synonymous in the local communities with quality and professional services.
We have gained so much confidence and comfort on our Livewell platform that we have decided to pump some of our time and energies into the next phase of our global medical advances.
The development of EDPS (Early Detection Preventative Services) is an algorithm based program that uses hand held technology to send non-medical professionals into rural areas of the globe and diagnosis by questionnaire to a 97% accuracy illness. EDPS also creates a UPR (Unique Patient Record) that can be linked and accessed at any of our livewell clinics or any clinic running our licensed operating system Practice EPR.
Attached is a video that we made to submit to the Rockefeller Foundation for consideration for further funding to explore the known possibilities of EDPS
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