Even though the antiretroviral drugs to keep HIV in check have been introduced in sub-Saharan Africa around 6 years ago, there are still many rural people who are living with this fatal virus due to lack of convenience of taking the pills. Empower by Me is an all-in-one medication tool kit that incorporates 12 nutritional bars to meet food scarcity, vitamins, aspirins for side-effects, antiretroviral drugs (ARVS) for an entire month and a portable timing device. The timing device carries a drug container and can notify the users when its time to take a pill, also a packet of food, aspirins and vitamins can be integrated inside the container for emergency support. The drug container can hold drugs for one week and can be replaced when it’s empty. Moreover, using affordable materials to make the kits will increase job opportunities, which in terms will create hope for the future African generation.
Designer : Jamie Perin