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Global pharmaceutical company Sanofi has announced the five winners of its AfricaTech Challenge, following an online finals which took place last week.
It follows a pitch on 11 June, which saw 11 startups take part in four challenges. It replaces the 2020 edition of VivaTech that was to be held in Paris.
The 11 were chosen from 268 applications from 34 African countries, after a call was put out earlier this year (see this story).
The five winners of Sanofi’s AfricaTech Challenge hail from Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Cameroon
The five winners are:
- Challenge 1. Digital health book: Eyone (Senegal) allows patients to share their medical records with health professionals.
- Challenge 2. Smart logistics: Mobilhealth International (Nigeria) is a telehealth electronic medical records and video app.
- Challenge 3. Health financing: MamaPrime (Kenya) enables mothers and their families to make pre-payments for their prenatal and postnatal care.
- Challenge 4. Maternal and neonatal health: Teheca (Uganda) connects new and expecting mothers to qualified nurses for post-natal checkups at their homes and The University Agency Innovation (Cameroon) has a spin-off called AUI Techno that designs and produces an interactive infant incubator.
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