A life science and health production organization.
Ubrica combines two theories (One-health theory and triple bottom line theory) to create a model for sustainable one health. In the model, we think deeply on how to produce sustainable one health by taking care of human health, animal health, environmental health and economic health. For each of the four element we offer a solution through Ubrica projects.
We recognize the critical role of animals, environment, and economy in human health. We believe that sustainable health production in global health is a function of a system that integrates simultaneous operation of these four elements of human health, animal health, environmental health and economic health.
Our Sustainable One Health Communities (SOHCs) are rooted in the conception that economic development is the most powerful means of health production. Economic development is the greatest cause of improvement in health. Economic health, the 4th element of health production, is the primary driver of sustainable one-health in any community in the world.
Logical reasoning indicates that the fundamental solution to health production problem lies in a system that improves the economy of each individual. In line with this logic, we have created Project with three pillars to ensure improvement of local economy, quality of services and a low cost and provide both physical and realized health services.
To become the leading company in building high quality life-science and health-production (LSHP) capability in Africa.
To organize investments in high quality human resources, materials and technologies for developing world-class LSHP in Africa.
To invest in places for building clinics and hospitals, and for manufacture of medicines, medical devices, and medical/health supplies in Africa.
We created Ustawi Biomedical Research Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa (UBRICA) to address three key problems of health in Africa: (a) lack of access to health services, (b) poor quality of health services, and (c) high cost of care.
(a) lack of access to health services
We plan to overcome access problem in two ways. One way is to support construction of widely distributed clinical facilities integrated with retail centers and produce processing workshops. Such facilities will be known as URCCs. The other way is to increase supply of money through the cryptocurrency Ubricoin and by facilitating trade by online and onsite retails markets.
(b) poor quality of health services
Low quality medical service is a serious health hazard to the people, which by itself results in death of health consumers in many instances.
We shall improve quality of medical services by supporting design, development and science and technology parks (STPs) adjacent to all universities in Kenya. The STPs will promote translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge. This will bring to being, new knowledge technologies and services that of great quality.
(c) high cost of care
The provider reduces the quality and quantity of service offering to match the little money available from the patient. The problem is that the provider of medical service receives hundreds of patients with advanced disease, but with little or no money. In most cases, the patient cannot pay anything at all.
This severe lack of money to pay the providers has led to a severe decline in the quality of medical service. Many owners of health facilities have to cut-corners just to make ends meet. Cutting corners by a medical provider means cutting a critical service, increased risk of worsening of disease, medical errors, or introduction of new diseases. Distressed medical providers are offer the lowest quality of health experienced in the world.
We shall overcome high cost of medical services by construction of a biomedical industrial city (BMIC). It is in the BMIC, that we will support education and manufacturing of a full range of medical devices and all products used in health system. Locally manufactures technologies will be cheaper than imported versions.
UBRICA CELLULAR STRUCTURE
Ubrica Chapters by the Ambassadors
We have developed a community participation program called World Ubricoin Ambassador Program. The program is aimed at engaging community members in solving their problems through chapters.
Ubrica Chapter is the basic Unit of the Ubrica Project. A chapter is a group with members from a particular community. A chapter will be made of at least 13 people from a specific region.
The main reason of developing chapters is from our understanding that knowledge is specific, and solutions to a certain problem should be specific. We know health is very poor in Kenya, but also we know other regions are worse than others. Coming up with a solution for all will be going against our principles. Each community have strengths and weaknesses so prescriptive interventions will not work. We talk of sustainable one health and in this theory a prescriptive intervention is not sustainable.
A chapter is akin to a biological cell, with constituent cell membrane, cyptoplasm and organelles in the intracellular matrix.
Community members knows better than people from outside that community. So a chapter in a specific area will be able to come up with solutions that are relevant and fit for that particular community considering what is locally available and what and their specific needs.
Co-creating with the chapters will help identify the specific problem in healthcare. Through the help of the Ubrica project we will then work together to solve it. An active chapter with at least 1000 chapter members will be legible for Retail Clinical Center or a Science and Technology Park for a chapter in the university or a chapter with a university.
The ambassadors will be responsible in bringing the members of the chapter together. We believe that the people joining the program already have a vision on how Ubricoin, Soko Janja and Ubrica Project will transform their community. So, the ambassadors will work to fulfill their vision on their community by working together with people in their community to change their situation.
Members of the chapter will constitute the cytoplasm of the cell. A chapter with at least 1000 members will build a Retail Clinical Center. The URCC will be the nucleus. A URCC will comprise three critical sunnuclear domains. (a) a health clinic, (b) a produce value enhancing workshop, and (c) a retail store. The produce value enhancement workshop will rely for its operations on the flow of knowledge from a University Science and Technology Park locate outside the chapter in the extracellular matrix. Every cell must connect to a University from where it will receive technical knowledge that is pertinent to adding value to produce processed in its workshops.
The retail store will display products manufactured in the value addition workshop. A local retail store could also display products from sister chapters. Products displayed in the retail store will be photographed and the photographs displayed on SokoJanja.com in the extracellular matrix which represents the entire world.
Ubrica Project is an information system for creating wealth, wellness and wellbeing out of knowledge.
Ubrica projects comprises three distinct scientific real estate projects: a series of world class health centers, university science and technology parks, and a biomedical industrial city in Kenya. These projects are the rationale for issuing UBNs.
Ubrica Retail Clinical Centers
We intend to construct at least 100 health centers that will be leased to qualifying health professionals on a 20 year mortgage agreement.
University Science and Technology Parks
We will facilitate design, development and implementation of 66 Science and Technology Parks (STPs) for universities.
Biomedical Industrial City
We propose to implement Biomedical Industrial City in Kenya, known as Ubrica One. Ubrica one project is planned and designed to meet the full range of health needs, including curative and preventive services of those residing and working in the Medical City as well as those visiting the Medical City for medical tourism and other purposes
FEATURES OF SUSTAINABLE ONE HEALTH CLINIC
Sustainable One Health Communities (SOHCs) comprises six primary components:
· A Co-operative Society of Ubricans (CSU) constituted by our members drawing from local communities in every village. The CSU members will incorporate all members of all chapters.
· Produce/product workshops for improving quality and packaging of things produced by our members of a chapter. Each chapter will specialize with the products that is available in that area.
· A retail store that serves as a market for produce and products by members of the CSU.
· A one-health clinic that provides clinical services to members of the CSU.
· A web/mobile application (Soko Janja) for managing the commerce issuing from the retail system.
· A biomedical industrial city known as Ubrica One.
The retail store, the one-health clinic, the co-operative workshop and the mobile application comprise the Ubrica Retail Clinical Center (URCC), that activates the 4th element of health production. We have designed SOHCs to overcome grand challenges in global health.