Tackling Counterfeit Drugs With MFeyti

According to Solomon Opio, Capacity Development Lead, Outbox Hub, Mfeyti is a web and mobile-based platform for users to verify the authenticity of drugs/medications given to them. The developers boast of having an artificial intelligence chatbot that guides on how to stay away from counterfeit like the hepatitis B vaccines now causing a storm in the Uganda health sector and any other counterfeit drugs.
Solomon reports that to the user this platform one inputs unique identification numbers that are available on the packaging of ever drug and the application gives results and advises the patient on how to use the medicine. Also, a user can report drugs that they suspect to be counterfeit.
Accessing the application is through messaging Mfeyti on Facebook Messenger. It is reported that one receives instant results when used. But the team is working on launching  USSD access for every Ugandan.

Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water-wise move for Africa

Water is vital to human existence. We depend on the resource to carry out important economic activities and provide proper sanitation, which are crucial elements to well-being and health. If neglected there will be far-reaching implications for governments, businesses and ultimately societies.

So when a resource is in such short supply, managing and producing it effectively is essential. Digitalization of the existing infrastructure is just one water-wise move for both the public and private sector.

The water industry has been focused on ushering in a new era of water management, with an emphasis on automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more sophisticated data management and analysis software that enables the water end user or plant operator to have valuable, actionable information.

This proactive focus is driving digital transformation for both utilities and industrial plants and enables them to not only detect and react to an issue when it occurs but also predict and prevent issues from occurring. Prioritising the use of intelligent, networked systems will conserve energy, avoid water losses and curb resource consumption. By having a 360-degree view of a water system, solutions can be pre-emptively identified.

To overcome the risk of climate change and global water shortages,  the need to deploy major innovations. Imagine using 3D virtual technology to see a realistic representation of an existing water plant and overlaying how automation, drives, pumps, instrumentation and electrical components can best be implemented to ensure positive outcomes. Through the recent acquisition of Bentley Systems, a global leader in software solutions for advancing infrastructure, Siemens is able to create a water plant simulation allowing for predictive maintenance, resource optimization, and energy data management.

What Makes A Startup Culture Healthy?

4 tips for building a culture that maintains humans

  • It’s about maintaining personal values.
  • Think about language and think about the role it plays
  • It’s about establishing those values early on and sticking to them
  • Put down the booze.

Read more about this here-> https://medium.com/the-mission/culture-shock-what-makes-a-startup-culture-healthy-b8e8e1415b86 

Intelligent Water Management System Won at #DigihackAfrica2018

During the #DigihackAfrica2018 48 hours hackathon- where Siemens engineers alongside IoT and digital industry experts from IBM, IoT.Nxt, Atos and Wits University worked on ideas that had potential to disrupt the IIoT environment in Africa – the team with the decentralized intelligent water management system, won.

The fully automated water accounting and leak detection system is made up of intelligently linked instrumentation from Siemens, flow meters and pressure transmitters linked to a GPRS 3G module that sends signals back to an in-house cloud-based system. Through a mobile app, water technicians and engineers on the field will have real-time monitoring access to the flow of water in any water infrastructure network on a device. The winning team will travel to Siemens HQ to further develop their idea and receive seed capital towards making their idea commercially viable.

Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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