Wekebere Selected For Africa Health Agenda International Conference

Wekebere Team is currently in Nairobi for a week in preparation for the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.

A pre-conference Youth Forum (5-6th March) and Hackathon (7-8th March) will also be part of this event.

The call rallies innovators to participate in a two-day start-up hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya on March 7 and 8, 2017, with the purpose of developing solutions that respond to the significant challenges faced by mothers and infants across the continent.

Wekebere was selected among top 15 teams in Africa to participate in hackathon. The solutions will seek to reduce the high rates of maternal and newborn deaths in Africa.

The extraordinary line-up of speakers and guests are guaranteed to enrich the conference which will focus on Africa’s unique health agenda in relation to the SDGs, and also by the high-calibre speakers from across Africa and beyond.

Two first ladies will grace the conference, as well as global development and corporate sector leaders. Dr Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, will give a keynote address at the closing ceremony. Kikwete has been a key player in advancing the pan-African agenda and the continent’s development needs. See more information on the keynote speakers.

Speakers include Dr Jane Ruth Aceng (Uganda’s Minister of Health); Hon Ummy Ally Mwalimu (Tanzania Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniors and Children), Hon Mahmoud Thabit Kombo (Zanzibar Minister of Health and Social Welfare), Prof Awa Marie Coll-Seck (Member of UN High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child, Senegal) and Kenya’s Minister for Health, Dr Cleopa Mailu

The Ugandan startup has recently showcased at the just concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and, was listed among the top 15 African Enterprising Projects by RUFORUM

Wekebere is a hand-held self-diagnostic tool that enables pregnant women to monitor the development of their unborn babies.

The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC 2017) is built on the successes of the 1st Amref Health Africa International Conference, whose name is now changed to the all inclusive name – Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2017.

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