Shishu, Sui aur Dhaaga

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, India

Translates from Hindi to “Child, Needle and Thread.” Converts a common local cultural practice into an immunization tracker for infants.

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sgarvey
sgarvey
April 3, 2020 11:01 pm

Thanks for the presentation. How will this bracelet combat fears and misinformation around vaccinations?

Daksha Dixit
Daksha Dixit
April 4, 2020 10:11 am
Reply to  sgarvey

Thank you Dr. Garvey! About Establishing Contextual and Cultural Relevance of Immunisation 1) Our band borrows visual style and the concept of a Nazar ‘Evil eye’ bracelet commonly used throughout India for protecting infants and babies from Evil’s eye. We equate the analogy of vaccine prevented diseases, VPD (diseases which can’t be seen yet but have the potential to harm your child) to that of ‘Nazar’ or evil’s eye (where evil’s eye hasn’t affected the child yet but has the potential to do so). As our users believe widely in the concept of Nazar and practise prevention against it, it… Read more »

Daksha Dixit
Daksha Dixit
April 6, 2020 2:12 pm
Reply to  Daksha Dixit

As of now, there is no compulsion for students to be fully immunised to be admitted into a school

sjonak
sjonak
April 6, 2020 2:52 am

Hello folks! What is the government’s position on this type of informal record-keeping for vaccinations? If the child were to later enroll in school, how will they prove vaccinations were indeed complete (and they didn’t just get the bracelet from someone else)?

Daksha Dixit
Daksha Dixit
April 6, 2020 11:07 am
Reply to  sjonak

Thank you, Ms Jonak! About Formal integration of the Tracking Bracelet in the Immunisation System:- 1) Can be only given by the government – We aim to partner with the government health institutions for distributing the tracking bracelets – hence it becomes the part of the formal system of giving, recording and documenting immunization. – The vaccination and the child protection journey starts from birth, as the first vaccine is administered at birth – We propose the Tracker Bracelet to be given by the government here. – The women usually give birth in government hospitals (even the ones who don’t… Read more »

Daksha Dixit
Daksha Dixit
April 6, 2020 12:57 pm
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jnakagawa
jnakagawa
April 6, 2020 3:56 am

Thank you for your presentation. I really like the simplicity of your idea. How will you ensure the accuracy of this physical device? is there a way to link it digitally?

Daksha Dixit
Daksha Dixit
April 6, 2020 12:50 pm
Reply to  jnakagawa

Thank you, Ms Nakagawa, it is very encouraging! 1) About the Accuracy of the Physical Device – The accuracy in our context would mean that the users and nurse/ govt. health officials can understand how many vaccine visits are done and how many more to go (out of a total of 8 vaccination visits) We intend to partner with the government to distribute these bracelets, through this we can expect greater distribution and reach our target audience. There are empty slots on the tracker bracelet that get filled in by the bead given by a nurse each time a vaccination… Read more »

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