PHYLLIS KYOMUHENDO A. OF MSCAN UGANDA, TRIUMPHS WITH WOMEN IN TECH AWARD AT GITEX AFRICA SEMI-FINALS!
HIVE COLAB is thrilled to introduce Phyllis Kyomuhendo, the exceptional Co-Founder, Director, and Impact Lead of M-SCAN Uganda, who was honored with the prestigious Women in Tech Award at the highly prestigious GITEX Africa Semi-finals. This remarkable achievement serves as a testament to Phyllis' unwavering dedication, innovative spirit, and commitment to revolutionizing healthcare in low-resource settings.
M-SCAN Uganda, under Phyllis' visionary leadership, has pioneered the development of cutting-edge, low-cost mobile ultrasound devices that seamlessly connect to phones, laptops, or tablets. By leveraging this innovation, M-SCAN Uganda has unlocked the power of life-saving ultrasound scans for pregnant mothers, significantly reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates.
Throughout their transformative journey, HIVE COLAB has been an instrumental partner for M-SCAN Uganda, supporting them from their ideation stage between 2017 and 2018. HIVE COLAB's dedication and commitment have played a pivotal role in enabling Phyllis to access crucial crowdfunding opportunities through the leap2 program. Now, after six years of acceleration under one of HIVE COLAB’s entrepreneurship programs, through the Youth Startup Academy Uganda (YSAU) program, MSCAN Uganda has gained significant mentorship to become investment ready and secure their vital seed fund.
Reflecting on her remarkable achievement, Phyllis Kyomuhendo shared her perspective, stating, "Human-centered design is the difference between a good product and an impactful product." This quote exemplifies Phyllis' belief in the significance of putting people at the forefront of product development, ensuring that the solutions created genuinely address the needs of the community.
Phyllis Kyomuhendo's remarkable recognition at GITEX Africa Semi-finals not only celebrates her exceptional achievements but also underscores the powerful impact that collaborations and support from organizations like HIVE COLAB can have on transforming ideations into reality. With Phyllis at the helm, M-SCAN Uganda is poised to continue its remarkable journey towards improving healthcare outcomes for mothers and newborns in low-resource settings.
Join us in celebrating Phyllis Kyomuhendo's remarkable achievement and be a part of the visionary revolution that M-SCAN Uganda and HIVE COLAB through YSAU are spearheading in the field of healthcare technology. Together, we can create a future where accessible, life-saving innovations empower communities and save countless lives.