Diagnosis App Scoops Africa Health Prize
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts won Africa’s first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.
The award’s main sponsor, French international public radio station RFI, said the 15,000-euro ($16,700) grant had been awarded in Dakar to Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, “a young Malian doctor and computer engineer”.
Bagayoko’s app Bogou beat more than 650 other candidates from francophone African countries for a prize that has also won support from tech giants such as Microsoft, Facebook and Orange.