Offering sex education for Nigerian youth through a private app
Talking about sex is considered a taboo in most communities across Nigeria, West Africa. This makes it hard for young people to get proper and judgmental-free sexual health education. Morenike Fajemisin, who is the founder and CEO of Whispa Health—a Nigerian startup focused on sexual and reproductive health, is ready to break that taboo.
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."
Every year, the Bayer Foundation’s Science@School program provides up to EUR300,000 of funding for school projects that can help children see science and research in a whole new light. In this interview, Anna Gerliz, a general studies teacher at Overath Elementary School near Cologne, talks about her microscopy project. It was selected to receive funding in 2020.
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.