Microsoft Insiders4Good East Africa

The Microsoft Insider Program connects the world’s largest community of people using technology to make a lasting impact on the world. The #Insiders4Good East Africa fellows were announced on Thursday along with the the concepts they are working on:

  • Mensa Healthcare – Nairobi, Kenya (smartcard-based system enables the centralized storage of digital records for patients and hospitals)
  • Chanjo Plus – Nairobi, Kenya (helps parents keep track of their children’s vaccination schedules and aggregates vaccine supplies)
  • ClinicPesa – Kampala, Uganda (enables individuals to conveniently set aside funds for future health services through their mobile phones.)
  • Kids Comp Camp – Nairobi, Kenya (a coding and ICT training unit aimed at helping youth in tech-scarce areas gain computer skills and enhance their employability)
  • Sahibu – Nairobi, Kenya (offers refugees in camps an SMS platform to connect with each other, share stories and access crucial information)
  • Spurred – Nairobi, Kenya (convenient way for customers to contribute a portion of their points from loyalty programs towards the humanitarian projects)
  • Infoshule – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (enables parents to access the academic records at any time, message teachers, and use mobile payments for school fees)
  • Worknasi.com – Dar es salaam, Tanzania (connects startups and freelancers with businesses and office owners who want to share their working spaces and meeting rooms)
  • IV Drip Alert – Kigali, Rwanda (enables nurses to more easily manage intravenous fluids through a wireless alert system)
  • mobScore – Arusha, Tanzania (produces reliable credit scores by analyzing user data from mobile banking and enables Tanzanians to secure affordable loans).
  • Lyons Analytics – Nairobi, Kenya (will develop a system that uses machine learning to track the progression of breast cancer from onset to late stages)
  • Ivomerere – Kigali, Rwanda (enables farmers to manage their watering systems automatically)
  • Sophie Bot – Nairobi, Kenya (an artificial intelligence persona that answers questions about sexual health, providing private, curated, and verified information.)
  • SchoolMaster Solutions – Kampala, Uganda (enables East African schools to use efficient digital systems to manage records and reduce personnel time as result)
  • Mega Gas – Hamisi, Kenya (refines unsorted polythene/plastic waste into clean cooking gas through a process that creates no emissions, residue, or pollution)
  • Mtaalamu Group Limited – Nairobi, Kenya (connects tailors to customers through reviews, a portal, and profile and search functions.)
  • SMART Insider Cheetahs – Nairobi, Kenya (affordable internet to rural and remote areas serving schools, lodges, police stations, and medical centers.)
  • KRHF Managed Telemedicine Hub – Ibanda, Uganda (provides rural clinics with remote access to services of qualified medical professionals)
  • Gawana – Nairobi, Kenya (a ridesharing platform that enables travelers to share long distance journeys and split the cost of fuel)
  • Fem Care – Bweyogerere, Uganda (a phone-like device that provides women with verified information about maternal and child health, in their own language)
  • Azali of (Mayol Ltd) – Nairobi, Kenya (Azali connects borrowers to a multitude of lenders, including small lenders like chamas and SACCOs)

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