Transforming African agriculture by digitizing smallholders
Cynthia Mene, Director and COO of Vetsark, has an ambitious mission. She wants to transform agriculture in Africa by helping small businesses to digitize, one country at the time. The serial entrepreneur from Nigeria is no stranger to thinking big. “Nigeria is highly competitive."
Providing financial solutions to unlock primary rural health access
Angella Kyomugisha is one of the winners of the Women Empowerment Award. The Ugandan finance specialist is the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Kaaro Health. Angella and her team ensure access to health for rural people by providing finance for medical equipment and health and IT infrastructure to health clinics.
Delivering medicines at the doorstep of urban and rural Nigerians
Abimbola Adebakin is one of the five Women Empowerment award winners. The Nigerian serial entrepreneur is Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Health Africa (AHA), a health solution company that renders technology, products and services to promote access to affordable and quality healthcare across Africa. One of the products that AHA developed is the medicine ordering platform myMedicines.
Scaling Digital Services to Reach 5 Million Farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa
Bayer Foundation has made a commitment to support the global aid organization Mercy Corps to expand their Agrifin Digital Farmer program (ADF) to at least five million farmers in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Supported by the Bayer Foundation, the ARCTEC team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is expanding its ‘Healthy home, healthy family’ mobile communication programme to Malawi to help fight malaria during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you live in a slum, healthcare tends to be unavailable, unaffordable and low quality. Social enterprise “Access Afya” wants to turn the tide. It runs 15 high-quality Primary Health Care clinics in Greater Nairobi, and with the help of Bayer Foundation will now scale their offering.