• Description
What is the immediate issue or problem?

We need a way to teach people in schools and communities basic first aid, in a way that is low-cost to deploy, does not require an instructor and takes into account very low literacy rates in these communities. Our goal is to train 1/20 people in rural communities in basic first aid, it will literally change and save lives if we are able to accomplish this goal.

We would need guidance on how to present this information to individuals, bearing in mind that we will probably only be able to explain how the pack works to them once, when we hand them out.

We don’t think the solution should be digital, we would prefer it if the content was physical.

We’re not asking for you to design the entire kit, we just want some ideas on the best ways for presenting and packaging this material, so that it can be easily explained, and the trainees can have a piece of physical reference material to take away with them.

Please feel free to upload or provide links to examples.

How long have we got to solve it?

This is an ongoing issue, we have time to solve it.

What issues stand in the way of solving this problem?

• The biggest challenge we face is literacy, we need to keep the instructions very basic.
• Please bear in mind that we do not want to encroach on the areas of traditional healers or government healthcare. So we cannot look at administering any kinds of drugs, or long-term care of patients.
• We cannot supply or restock first aid kits, so any solution must be based on physical intervention or readily available products.

What kind of assets do you think we could use to solve the problem?

There are many basic training manuals available, we have listed a few below:
Red Cross
First Aid Trainings SA
St. John SA
American Safety and Health Institute

What has been tried and hasn’t worked or hasn’t completely solved the problem?

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