The World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi in 2018

Malaria is one of the world’s most deadly diseases even though it is highly preventable and treatable. Malaria causes approximately 881,000 deaths every year, with nine out of ten deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Effective control and treatment of malaria has been very challenging and efforts have been made to reduce the burden of malaria… Read More The World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi in 2018

This Start-up is Linking Smallholder Farmers to Banks

Rita Kimani, 25, is one of the young leaders designated by the United Nations to help promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among fellow youth. Through her initiative, FarmDrive, Rita is using data analytics and mobile phone technology to connect smallholder farmers with lending institutions in rural Kenya. Why were you selected to attend… Read More This Start-up is Linking Smallholder Farmers to Banks

How a Kenyan Start-up Aims to Solve Africa’s Internet Problems with SupaBRCK

If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix or scroll through Facebook outside of a major town in Africa, you’re having the typically poor online experience most Africans are familiar with. Internet connectivity is notoriously bad on this continent with 1.1-billion people, but even worse when your try access content that sits on a server somewhere… Read More How a Kenyan Start-up Aims to Solve Africa’s Internet Problems with SupaBRCK

Kenyan Teenager Develops Human Organ-matching Mobile App

In 2014, Kenyan teenager Caroline Wambui lost her uncle after he suffered kidney failure. Nobody in her family was a match for a donation, and Kenya, like so many other African countries, lacks an official countrywide organ donor program. Organ donation has in fact become somewhat of a taboo. In the meantime, individual’s like Caroline’s… Read More Kenyan Teenager Develops Human Organ-matching Mobile App