Ugandan health startup DigiHealth put the Ugandan innovation ecosystem in the spotlight after bagging the ‘best innovation in health’ award on Thursday at the Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative summit.
The summit was hosted at Marrakech, a city in Morocco under the theme, ‘looking at Africa with confidence, believing in its talents.”
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI was the chief guest.
After scooping the award, the startup posted on Facebook: “We are excited to announce that last night we proudly represented Uganda at the Women in Africa Summit in Marrakech, Morrocco and scooped the award for the best innovation in health!”
It was the second edition of Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative summit.
The summit attracted the participation of around 400 people from 70 countries.
The Women in Africa Initiative aims to promote competent and talented women leaders in Africa and to highlight the role played by women in stimulating comprehensive development on the continent.
It is an international platform for economic development and support for African women leaders and high potential.
Its two main goals are to reveal the potential of the new generation of African women leaders at all levels of civil society and state, to network African and international women leaders in the service of an innovative and inclusive Africa
DigiHealth — a web-based platform and mobile app built to help address the problem of manual patient data collection is a brainchild of Jacqueline Mutumba, Obed Mogeni, and Aidah Bakubuza.