Personal. Medical. Education.Everyone
undoubtedly needs it, and yet it's limited to those who can understand the complicated science involved... and like reading some fairly massive
Financial and social barriers stand in the way too. Medical school and medical books are both very expensive
. Becoming a doctor is time-consuming
and very difficult
. And rightly so. Taking care of other people's health is an enormous
responsibility. Earning that privilege should
be hard work.
So clearly, not everyone is meant to practice medicine. But what about everyone else
who owns one of the complex, extraordinary,
living machines that we call the human body? Should they have to go to Medical School to understand how their body works and how best to look after it?
That seems excessive
. Yet layman medical knowledge depends
on information that people get from self-help books
, the internet and limited courses
in biology and health.
Given the state of international health, it clearly isn't enough.
With my project, The World Inside YOU
, I will
change this. PERMANENTLY.
My name is Janet Nyirenda, aka Joanna Trite. I'm a current medical student
. My education will last for the whole of my life. It's my honour to keep learning. But it's not for everyone. A medically competent and health-conscious world is
I started my blog, The World Inside YOU
, because it occurred to me that I don't have to wait until I graduate to begin serving the world and my future patients
I am building a multi-media company
that will teach everyone to understand how their bodies work and how best to look after them. That's why this fundraiser exists.
When you invest in my project
, I will create:
1. A self-contained multi-media website
called The World Inside YOU
2. A Podcast
for answering readers' questions about medicine and healthcare.
3. The World Inside YOU Comic
: illustrating normal biological processes, how they go wrong and how medications and lifestyles affect them for better or worse.
4. The Body’s Nutritional Dictionary
: the nutrients every bodily system needs at each stage of life.
5. Original Animated Videos
showing bodily function in health and disease and an Animated Video Encyclopaedia
that shows the development of various diseases and how they cause disability and death.
6. Instructional Videos
teaching medical assessments and interventions that anyone can use to give medical care during disasters and emergencies.
7. Digital Storybooks
and other special resources to teach children about personal medical care.
8. The World Inside YOU App
to make all of this information accessible offline.
Imagine a world where everyone
has sound medical knowledge. Imagine disasters and emergencies where everyone know
s what to do to take care of their own health and the health of those around them. Imagine a world where you understand everything your doctor tells you to do and why
Imagine a world where people help their bodies to help THEM.
As many people will likely point out, a lot of information is already available on the internet, in books, on YouTube etc. So why is The World Inside YOU necessary?
Because the information that's already available is aimed at readers with a certain level of education and affinity for science. I've never seen a comic book teaching medicine
before; if one existed, I'm sure that more people would be better informed about how to look after their health.
The World Inside YOU needs to exist
because the world doesn't yet have comprehensive
medical educational resources that are accessible to EVERYONE.
Medical knowledge shouldn't be limited to the scientifically inclined. It's far too important.
Both the scale and ambition of my goal are enormous
. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before. Everyone who changed the world had to be willing to be first. I am.
I see a future where sustainable global health
is a tangible reality
.Help me make it happen.