In 2018, the digital vaccination management tool emmunize was selected to participate in the accelerator programme by the GIZ Innovation Fund.
In December 2019, they reached the next level: After a maturation phase, the team of emmunize received the great news to get further financial support from the innovation fund. GIZ’s Innovation Fund is an intrapreneurial programme which identifies innovative digital ideas. In a yearly competition, the Innovation Fund is looking for innovative ideas with the potential to advance the international cooperation. Promising projects are supported in their development, maturation and piloting.
Together with a team of GIZ colleagues, Proklima submitted the idea of a digital vaccination reminder to the Fund in 2018. The Innovation Fund saw the potential and selected the team to participate in its accelerator programme. At the end of the Accelerator Programme, two ideas were chosen by the Innovation Fund’s jury for further support. Now, emmunize successfully completed the maturation phase and is ready for the next step: piloting the tool under realistic circumstances.
It supports health workers in executing their mobile outreaches aiming to improve vaccination services in remote and underserved communities. Worldwide still one in five children misses out on lifesaving vaccines, children living in underserved and remote communities are the ones especially affected. The emmunize team aims to change that and wants to improve the immunization rate in these areas.