IFPMA and Speak Up Africa announce the list of selected candidates for the Africa Young Innovators for Health award



The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa announce the 15 shortlisted candidates who are now in the running to win the Young African Innovators for Health Award. The 15 shortlisted candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Angella Kyomugisha, Kaaro Health Uganda
  • Chrispin Akuzwe, Smart Chair Patient Monitoring System
  • Conrad Tankou, GICMED
  • Dysmus Kisilu, SolarFreeze
  • Emmanuel Kamuhire, A-Lite Uganda
  • Harrison Suhnfor, H&S Technologies
  • Imodoye Abioro, Mediverse
  • John Mwangi, Daktari
  • Mohamed Taha Ben Mhenni, Vitah
  • Marie Chantal Umunyana, Umubyeyi
  • Nuriat Nambogo, MobiCare
  • Peaceman Rwema, Pharmadoc
  • Richard Seshie, ALLO SANTE
  • Sesinam Dagadu, SnooCODE
  • Stephen Ogweno, Stowelink

the Young African Innovators for Health Award is an investment in the human capital of promising young African entrepreneurs. The award provides financial and in-kind support to three award winners so that they can advance their healthcare solutions and develop their great potential as catalysts for change.

In its first edition, the Prize received more than 300 nominations from 33 countries across Africa. A technical review team from leading global healthcare and business organizations reviewed and selected the shortlist of 15 applicants. The selection process considered how innovative, scalable, sustainable and commercially viable the candidate’s idea is. This review also assessed the team’s ability to take innovation to the next stage of development. What if the invention supports, equips, protects or trains those on the front lines of delivering healthcare to communities – healthcare workers.

“From cold storage solutions and diagnostic tools, to 3D printing solutions and training platforms for healthcare workers, we are extremely impressed with the applications selected for the shortlist. These apps are a shining example of the passion of young Africans to help overcome the most pressing health challenges of our continent ”, says Yacine Djibo, Executive Director of Speak Up Africa.

Greg Perry, Assistant Director General of IFPMA, added: “This award supports pioneering young healthcare entrepreneurs across Africa who bring their innovations to life. Provide financial and in-kind support to the winners to realize their great potential as catalysts for change while developing local capacities for healthcare innovation. The preselection is an important step in our search for the three winners. “

The announcement of the winners will take place during the official award ceremony Thursday, September 16, 2021. Winners will receive funding of up to $ 75,000, a three-month mentoring program, and technical support for intellectual property protection if needed.

the Young African Innovators for Health Award is supported by AMREF Health Africa, BroadReach, Ecobank Academy, Forum Galien Africa, IntraHealth International, Microsoft4Afrika, the Ouagadougou Partnership, the African Intellectual Property Organization, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Social Change Factory. Alongside our media partners: Africa.com, Télésud and SciDev.Net.

For more information on the award visit: www.africayounginnovatorsforhealth.org


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