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Table 2 HIV self-testing (HIVST) services proposed by the thirteen teams at the designathon: Nigeria 2019

From: A designathon to co-create community-driven HIV self-testing services for Nigerian youth: findings from a participatory event

Rank Team Characteristics Members State HIVST Project Proposal Digital Approaches Youth Audience Scoreb
1 Public Health Professionals 2 Oyo Develop a website that will allow individuals to purchase HIVST and other STI kits. The website will provide access to trained volunteers, instructions on how to self-test, and information on post-testing services. This team will utilize peer-to-peer referral to increase distribution of kits. None specified. Rural adolescent girls NYSC members 71
2 Tertiary Students 4 Enugu HIVST kits will be distributed through various offline retailers and social media. The kits will be equipped with a code that individuals will need to gain access to the team’ social media app. The social media app wil allow individuals to report their results and find their nearest youth-friendly clinic. Create a social media app for young people who have purchased HIVST kits.
Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media.
Distribute kits through WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Tertiary students
Young people on social media
70
3a NYSC Members
Entrepreneur
5 Lagos HIVST kits will be packaged with self care products (condoms, sanitary pads, soaps). Young people will buy the kit online, at a pharmacy, gym or retail outlet. Upon completion of the self-test, individuals can submit their results to a study phone number and receive post-test services. Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media.   62
4 Tertiary Students 5 Lagos HIVST kits will be packaged with self care products (condoms and lubricants). The kits will be distributed through online and offline platforms. In additon to online marketing, the team will rely on peer-to-peer referral to increase distribution of kits. Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media. Out-of-school AYPs
FSWs
MSM
63
5 Tertiary Students 2 Lagos Develop a mobile/web app that will allow individuals to purchase HIVST kits, record their test results, obtain information on HIV, and access post-testing services. The team will utilize peer-to-peer referral to increase distribution of kits. Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media. Secondary and tertiary students 61
6 Tertiary Students 2 Ondo HIVST kits will be packaged with nutritional supplements. Students will buy the kits at pharmacies, or through campus ambassadors. Upon completion of the self-test, students can access offline or online post-test services. Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media. Tertiary students 51
7 Tertiary Students 2 Oyo HIVST kits will distributed through recharge card vendors and SIM registration centers. Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media.   51
8 Tertiary Students
Human Resources Professional
3 Lagos HIVST kits will be distributed through vending machines. Young people will provide their phone numbers during the purchase and receive a link to download the team’s app, which will give them access to various health services. None specified. Tertiary students 49
9 Tertiary Students
Entrepreneur
5 Edo
Lagos
HIVST and other STI kits will be packaged with self care products (condoms, sanitary pads, soaps). The kits will be equipped with a code that individuals can use to text the team for follow-up. None specified.   47
10 NYSC Members 2 Lagos Develop a website that will direct individuals to their nearest health facility to collect HIVST kits and receive pre-counseling services. The kits will contain an instruction manual on how to use the kit and information on the appropriate post-testing services. None specified. Tertiary students
NYSC members
47
11 Tertiary Student
Nurses
Laboratory Teaching Assistant
4 Kwara
Osun
Enugu
Rivers
Develop a mobile app that will allow young people to purchase HIVST and other STI kits. Individuals will use the mobile app to access post-test counseling services, get information about HIV risk-reduction strategies, and be referred for confirmatory testing and care. None specified.   47
12 Private Company Employees 2 Abuja FCT Develop a mobile app that will allow Individuals to play an interactive game. Throughout the game, individuals will be provided with information about HIVST. At the end of the game, individuals will be shown a toll-free number they can call to acquire HIVST kits and information about HIV and other STDs. None specified.   45
13 Tertiary Students
Self-employed Professionals
4 Cross River Develop a website that will direct individuals to their nearest health facility to collect HIVST kits. Individuals with no internet access can use their mobile phones to dial a short code and get information about where to obtain HIVST kits. Conduct an online marketing campaign through social media.   42
  1. Tertiary students in Nigeria are individuals who attend universities, polytechnics, monotechnics, or colleges of education
  2. HIVST HIV self-testing, NYSC National Youth Service Corps, AYPs Adolescent and Young People, FSWs Female Sex Workers, MSM Men who have sex with men
  3. aThis team scored lower than the fourth place team, but the judges deliberated and decided to elevate this team to third place because their concept was more attractive and could better appeal to young people
  4. bScores were rounded to the nearest whole number