The Worldwide Federation of Pharmaceutical Producers and Associations (IFPMA) and Converse Up Africa have introduced the winners of the second version of the Africa Younger Innovators for Well being Award for contributions to Common Well being Protection.
Mrs Teniola Aderonke Adedeji (Nigeria) and Dr. Ochora Moses (Uganda) have been introduced as first prize winners and Mrs Izath Nura (Uganda) and M. Abdullahi Muhammad Habibu (Nigeria) as second prize winners.
“Profitable the primary prize of the Award additional validates Pharmarun’s mission of offering quick and easy accessibility to remedy. We’re dedicated to making sure remedy entry via fostering extra collaborations amongst pharmacies to make sure common well being protection, starting with remedy and pharmaceutical care,” stated Mrs Teniola Aderonke Adedeji, CEO of Pharmarun (Nigeria), an on-demand platform that provides a handy answer to fragmented entry to important medicines, and first prize winner of the Award.
The announcement was made on the Galien Discussion board Africa, which celebrates creativity and excellence in science in Africa. The Africa Younger Innovators for Well being Award helps pioneering younger entrepreneurs with monetary and in-kind alternatives they should advance their improvements for higher well being outcomes of their communities.
For its second version, the Award targeted on improvements to realize Common Well being Protection (UHC) in Africa. Many African governments have proven their dedication to attaining UHC by 2030, however progress must be accelerated. The Award targeted on innovation that may assist lengthen inhabitants protection, lengthen service protection, and guarantee monetary safety for sufferers.
“The Picture-Kabada workforce is humbled by this Award. This is a chance for us to maneuver nearer to our goals of getting out of the lab into the medical area the place sick infants are. The Award can be a testomony to the truth that homegrown options are a part of the drivers of Common Well being Protection,” stated Dr. Moses Ochora, first prize winner of the Award and Co-Founder and CEO of Picture-Kabada (Uganda), a hybrid remotely monitored, phototherapy gadget created as an answer to scale back the burden, morbidity, and mortality related to neonatal jaundice particularly in low and middle-income nations.
Congratulating the winners, Award companions stated: “Reaching the aim of UHC by 2030 requires substantial public sector funding and accelerated motion by governments and companions, constructing on strong proof and reorienting well being techniques to a main well being care method, to advance fairness in each the supply of important well being providers and monetary safety. It additionally requires recent, daring, and fit-for-purpose well being improvements, and for this reason the Award’s second version was based mostly on this theme,” stated Yacine Djibo, Govt Director and Founding father of Converse Up Africa.
“Big congratulations to the winners of this yr’s Africa Younger Innovators for Well being Award. We wished to ensure gender equality on this yr’s awards, and I’m delighted that two girls and two males have received. IFPMA continues to be dedicated to accelerating innovation as a part of delivering Common Healthcare Protection, and right now’s Award winners will undoubtedly make an enormous contribution to this aim,” stated Thomas Cueni, Director Basic, IFPMA.
“Reaching common well being protection by 2030 is essential for fulfilling the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Improvement and realizing the elemental human proper to well being. I’m very grateful and supportive of such program that considerably contributes within the achievement of our frequent targets via tangible and intangible help to African entrepreneurs,” stated Dr. Ibrahima Socé Fall, Director, Uncared for Tropical Illness on the World Well being Group and Jury Member of the second version