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Robots are Giving Nigerian Children a Head-Start on STEM

Nigerian robotics entrepreneur, Christian Chime, has been making a name for himself using robotics to teach school children about basic scientific concepts and get them excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The systems engineer is the founder of Surrogate Robotics Nigeria, a company that uses basic tools like Lego blocks to [...]

Training the Elderly to Fill Mental Health Worker Gap

On a quiet wooden bench on the grounds of a small local clinic on the edge of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, a young woman sits down with an Ambuya Utano, a lay health worker often referred to as ‘grandmother,’ who uses talk therapy to help her work through her severe depression and anxiety. It’s a [...]

The High Tech Programmes Advancing Medical Training in Africa

Africa has 6 out of 10 fastest growing economies but, as the African Development Bank notes, it’s also the continent with the highest disease burden in the world. With 12% of the world’s population, and 25% of the world’s burden of diseases, Sub-Saharan Africa is said to have only 3% of the world’s health workforce. [...]

The App Saving Babies Lives

Trained midwife Heaven Workneh remembers a time when she was called out to help a relative who was about to give birth in a town just outside Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia. The mother was in the late stages of delivery and confused about the medication she had been told to take. Workneh too, though medically [...]

Training Africa’s Next Generation of Healthcare Workers

At least 400 million people across the world lack access to essential health services, partly because of a shortage of trained professionals. The joint World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank Group report, ‘Tracking Universal Health Coverage,’ further reveals that more than 40% of all WHO member states have less than 1 doctor per 1,000 [...]

Mentorship Key to Employee Development at GE Africa

A fresh graduate from the University of Lagos and with just a few months as a General Electric (GE) graduate intern under her belt, Notey Akpotive was recruited into the company’s Early Career Development Program (ECDP) for a year of intensive training and mentorship by senior GE leaders. The goal was to turn Akpotive, a [...]

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