Tuesday
July 11
2017

Swift Emergency Care – Nigeria’s First Online Emergency Response System

Paddy Mmaduakonam Anigbo and his team, Team Swift EC, won the recently conducted HealthMeetsTech hackathon, an event that brought health practitioners and tech experts together to address key issues in Nigeria’s health sector with innovative technological applications. The hackathon was supported by Facebook and held at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, Lagos.

Anigbo and his team developed the Swift Emergency Care, an online emergency response care system, the “Uber” for health emergencies in Nigeria. Nigeria’s healthcare system is riddled with numerous challenges and limitations, from medical negligence to a lack of infrastructure and personnel.

Source: Ventures Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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emergency response, healthcare delivery, healthcare technology, mobile health, Rwanda