Records for Life
Records for Life is an initiative sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, seeking submissions for re-designs of child immunization health records. The contest, which was opened to all agencies, non-profits and individuals, received ideas from over 300 teams from over 41 countries. LWC’s Road to Health prototype placed as a top 40 semi-finalist, all of which were evaluated and tested by a panel of design and immunization specialists.
The Road to Health concept is unique because it serves as a critical piece of medical information for health workers and mothers in Tanzania. The new design presents the child’s health and vaccination status through a more efficient and easy-to-use booklet. Research included systemic literature reviews, benchmarking of current records, and interviews with health experts. A waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper was used for the final prototype to ensure the record was durable and kept safe.