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Uganda’s Team Code 8 wins for Africa at MS Imagine Cup

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Team Code 8 Brian Gitta, Joshua Businge, Simon Lubambo (image: Charlie Fripp)

Uganda and Egypt did Africa proud by ensuring the continent did not leave St. Petersburg, Moscow empty handed. Uganda’s Team Code 8 won the Women’s Empowerment Award at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Awards for their innovative needle-free malaria testing app.

 

Matibabu is a Windows Phone Application that diagnoses for Malaria without pricking the body. By connecting a custom piece of hardware (matiscope) to the windows phone, the user is able to diagnose and know their malaria status in the shortest time possible.

 

“I suffered from malaria and brusella before the competition and was subjected to a number of prickings to diagonise over and over again,” Gitta Brian, a member of the team explains how they came up with the idea.

 

“While treatment may be available, the costly invasive diagnosis hinders implementation. With this solution, Matibabu, we are able to diagonise for malaria in its early stages which will help reduce malaria by more than 75% in 2015 as by the WHO,” explains Fred Lubambo.

 

Over 800 students across the globe participated in the Imagine Cup. Kenya was represented by JKUAT Team PI Craft.

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