Pharmacy on Wheels
We are Team 8, a team of junior facilitators from Van Hall Larenstein, that consists of Nathalie Schulten, Nikki van Toor, Caoimhe McGinn, Mila Rademaker and Nicolás Noll. We went on a one-week long research trip to Bulgaria, where we researched the livelihoods of the people in a village called Mominsko. The goal of this research was to come up with an innovation to improve the livelihoods of the people of Mominko. This is how “Pharmacy on wheels” was born. We are excited to share more about our vision, our experience, and our innovation.
We had a wonderful time on our one-week field research trip to Bulgaria. The village of Mominko is a beautiful little village with some very open and welcoming villagers. It has some basic infrastructure like a shop, a doctor & dentist, a kindergarten and a mosque and a church. Additionally it has a very strong community with a lot of cohesion. Upon arrival already we were greeted very warmly, and it continued like this throughout our stay. We were really impressed with how beautiful Mominsko is and how happy the villagers are. To be honest, we had quite a hard time finding out about the struggles the villagers experienced. But, after a few days in Mominsko, we figured that the accessibility to medicines wasn’t great. Although, Mominsko seems like a wonderful village to life in, this can be something which can be improved. The lack of transport in the village makes it hard for some villagers to get their medical supplies. This is why we came up with the ‘Driving Pharmacy’ innovation.