#PayItForward Challenge

Nurse & Midwife #PayItForward Challenge

Manatee Mentor
Manatee Mentor Birsfelden, CH

Project Overview

Currently there are 9 million nurses and midwives lacking on the global job market. Aside of that, there are 68 million young people actively looking for a job but remaining unemployed. Manatee Mentor is on the mission to help close that gap: we want to create the ripple effect to reduce the job gap by remotely mentoring 1.000.000 prospective and current midwives globally. For that we are looking for your help and support!

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#PayItForward Challenge
#PayItForward Challenge
Currently there are 9 million nurses and midwives lacking on the global job market. Aside of that, there are 68 million young people actively looking for a job but remaining unemployed. Manatee Mentor is on the mission to help close that gap: we want to create the ripple effect to reduce the job gap by remotely mentoring 1.000.000 prospective and current nurses and midwives globally. For that we are looking for your help and support!
#PayItForward Challenge
#PayItForward Challenge
According to the World Health Organization and the World Bank, 40 million new health and social care jobs must be created globally by 2030 to meet Sustainable Development Goal 3 of universal health coverage. There is a need for 18 million additional health workers, primarily in low-resource settings, to attain high and effective coverage of the broad range of health services necessary to ensure healthy lives for all.


Of the world’s 43.5 million healthcare professionals, more than 20 million are nurses and midwives. Often they are the first and only healthcare professionals people will see, especially in low and middle-income settings. And while 2020 was designed as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Assembly, over 65% of WHO Member States report to have less than 50 nursing and midwifery personnel per 10 000 population.


Though globally, it is estimated that by 2030, the shortage of nurses and midwives will reduce from the current 9 million to 7.6 million, the shortage in the African and Eastern Mediterranean Regions will actually worsen. Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have fewer than 20 nurses for 10,000 people. The region is home to 1.07 billion people representing ~15% of the global population, yet it carries 24% of the global burden of disease and has only 3% of the world’s health workforce. Nurses and midwives can make a significant impact in managing and preventing the leading causes of death in the region. These are infectious diseases, conditions affecting newborn babies and mothers, and nutritional conditions. They provide primary and community care, enable disease prevention and health promotion programs.


On the flip side, youth unemployment and equal access to both men and women to jobs and growth opportunities remains a global issue. According to ILO's 2020 report on global youth employment trends, around 497 million young people, or roughly 41 per cent of the global youth population, are in the labor force. Of these, ~68 million are looking for, and are available for, work (these are defined as unemployed). Another ~41 million are in the potential labor force, meaning that they are either available for a job but not looking for one, or that they are searching but are currently unavailable to take up a job. In Tanzania for example, only less than 10% of the workforce gets access to higher education and continuous adult life-long learning, while the rate of youth unemployment shows an alarmingly growing rate. According to the International Labor Organization young women tend to be more disadvantaged than young men in access to work and experience worse working conditions than their male counterpart, and employment in the informal economy or informal employment is the norm. What if mentorship as a vehicle for career orientation, life-long professional growth and support can help close this huge dual gap?


We at Manatee Mentor believe that inclusive mentorship can help support close this huge gap – in both supporting young professionals in getting access to jobs as health professionals but also in having equitable opportunities for a life-long education and growth.


Remote mentoring through Manatee Mentor’s digital app will remove both physical and access barriers. Midwives and nurses will be able to access remotely capacity building opportunities, have an opportunity to continuously support each other and build their own trusted local and international network of fellow practitioners. The #PayItForward Challenge will have the potential to inspire young women and men to pursue a new professional path as health practitioners supporting their local communities and themselves a the same time.

Let's help nurses and midwives connect anywhere around the world and support each other through equitable remote mentorship.
#PayItForward Challenge
#PayItForward Challenge
Manatee Mentor
Manatee Mentor
Birsfelden, CH

Manatee Mentor is the digital platform to match mentors and mentees by making mentoring inclusive, affordable and accessible to anyone. Our vision is to transform the way people build themselves and their businesses up through values of solidarity, courage and curiosity.

Claes Backman
Claes Backman
Birsfelden, CH
Cofounder and COO

Claes Backman is one of the three co-founders and COO of Manatee Mentor. He has many years experience with working in business development, recruiting and IT. Claes loves people projects and is passionate about continuous learning. Having worked in many fields and with many different companies he knows that the most valued assets a company has is its people. With the right people, well motivated and guided, a company's limit is the sky. He believes that MANATEE will be a way for companies to keep their talents around and to assist companies with recruiting new talent. The idea of helping people inspire other people is a cause that he can dedicate himself wholeheartedly to.

Lucy Setian
Lucy Setian
Birsfelden, CH
Founder

Lucy is the founder of MANATEE. She is passionate about driving positive societal impact with the help of technology and helping the growth of both organizations and individuals.

Aditya Raj
Aditya Raj
Mons, CH
Co-founder and CTO

Aditya Raj is the CTO of Manatee. He has almost a decade of experience of working in the field of ICT with special focus on IoT, AI & Blockchain Technology. Aditya has both technology and Business background. His business acumen coupled with technology know how has been his strength when it comes to solving real world problems by seeing it from three lenses of innovation that is desirability, feasibility and viability. He wants to give back to the society by helping others learn from his experiences and at the same time keep learning himself from greatest mentors out there. He is a continuous learner and strongly believes that sharing of knowledge and experience is the way forward. MANATEE is the way forward.

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