SafeHands for Mothers

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To use the latest technology to produce solar powered DVD/Media players that are affordable and robust to deliver vital health and education messages to remote communities in Ethiopia.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1097928)

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    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • The solar-powered DVD players were pivotal to making the film shows possible in remote areas where no electrical power supply is available

    — Health Poverty Action - Evaluation of SafeHands' Making Pregnancy Safer project in Ethiopia

  • The solar-powered DVD players were pivotal to making the film shows possible in remote areas where no electrical power supply is available

    — Health Poverty Action - Evaluation of SafeHands' Making Pregnancy Safer project in Ethiopia

Situation

SafeHands uses film to disseminate important health messages to remote Ethiopian communities where levels of illiteracy make film the most effective medium. Where there is little or no electricity we use portable solar powered DVD players to screen our films. Due to limited funding, we have ordered these units in small quantities, necessitating the use of expensive and standard components, which are not suited to the challenging environmental conditions in which they are needed

Solution

Investing in the design and development of a bespoke unit which meets the requirements of being cost effective, light weight, robust and easy to use will enable us to take advantage of the latest innovations in solar panels, battery packs and display technology. Increased purchasing power will enable us to greatly reduce the cost per unit, thereby extending our reach to many more communities in rural Ethiopia.