Initiative Name: Project Orasi 2.0 World
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Initiative Name: Project Orasi 2.0 World
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES WITH TECHNOLOGY
Orasi 2.0 World is a highly efficient and accurate mobile device that has been designed and developed, especially for the visually impaired individuals who are in need of user-friendly mobile devices to access non-Braille content that they come across during their day-to-day lives.
The functionalities of making calls, sending text messages, sending emergency alerts, describing user surroundings, reading out texts and recognising the textual content of photographed images; and then converting them into an audio output are available in this all-in-one solution. In addition, it helps users to recognise certain objects in the environment that they may encounter in everyday life. Orasi 2.0 has features such as OTG support, Bluetooth Support, 60 Braille buttons with 12 different useful functionalities such as SMS functionalities, OCR functionalities, call-based functionalities and translation functionalities, which are not available in any other devices. Moreover, the price of the product makes it affordable for the target audience. Hence, Orasi 2.0 allows visually impaired individuals to overcome struggles they face when they use a mobile or come across textual content in their day-to-day life.
YOUR VIDEO GUIDE TO MOTHERHOOD
About 800 women worldwide die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. About 20 per cent of these women are from India. MedHealth TV, thus, emerged to address this burning issue.
It produces crisp, easy-to-understand, animated, vernacular videos on pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, and post-pregnancy in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and other languages so that women can understand and take control of their pregnancy.
MedHealth TV has more than 200 videos and its YouTube channel attracts 1.8 million views every month. The channel has an active subscriber base of 24,000 on YouTube that engages doctors to help rural and uneducated India jump on the digital bandwagon. Production is now underway in Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish and Mandarin.
With about a million views per month, the viewership is growing extremely fast. Analysis shows that more than 90 per cent content online is accessed via mobile devices, and hence MedHealth TV has shifted its focus to an interactive Android app. The team believes that by educating a mother, they are impacting the entire family and the future generations. MedHealth TV hopes to empower millions around the world with health information in their hands through their mobile phones and help reduce maternal mortality
BECAUSE HEALTH MATTERS
Love Matters India is the first ever bilingual sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) project in India and is now leading in the world. Since the SRHR programme was launched in 2011, it has seen huge successes in India in the last 5 years and expanded to five countries with local and regional chapters in China, Kenya, Egypt and Mexico. The digital project doubles up as a safe online space where young people can engage in conversations related to their sexual and reproductive health.
The website is a taboo-free zone, which provides critical and comprehensive information on SRHR issues in an open, friendly and non-judgemental environment. The project believes in enabling young people to make informed decisions on SRHR issues by providing them science and rights-based information.
Love Matters was awarded by the World Association of Sexual Health in 2013 for their most innovative sexual health platform. #NotMusicToMyEars, a campaign against sexism in Bollywood music, won a Bronze Lion in the radio category of Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity.
The campaign also received the prestigious Kyoorius Award in India.
Further, Love Matters India is credited with launching the country’s first ever virtual reality 360 film on intimate partner violence. It gives immersive experience to users by making them step into the shoes of the victim. A first for India, public installation of these films were carried out across several metro stations in Delhi, enabling 5,000 people to watch the films.