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Africa: IFPMA and Communicate Up Africa Announce Winners of Africa Younger Innovators for Well being Award – NewsEverything Africa

DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, Switzerland, 13 September 2021 -/African Media Company(AMA)/- The Worldwide Federation of Pharmaceutical Producers & Associations (IFPMA) and Communicate Up Africa (SUA) will announce the first-ever winners of the Africa Younger Innovators for Well being Award on the official digital ceremony on Thursday, 16 September from 09:30 GMT on-line (Register right here).

The three winners might be revealed dwell on the Award Ceremony, the place well being leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs collect on-line to have fun African innovation. And to spotlight the important position innovation performs, particularly amongst younger folks in Africa, in tackling a number of the most urgent healthcare challenges dealing with healthcare staff on the continent.

Award winners might be joined by high-profile personalities making an affect on the continental healthcare panorama by coverage, innovation, and enterprise. These embody (so as of look); Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of State of Senegal; Thomas B. Cueni, Director Normal of IFPMA; Yacine Djibo, Government Director, Communicate Up Africa, Sobel Aziz Ngom, Government Director, Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal; Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, CEO of KEA Medicals; Dr. Lindiwe Makubalo, Assistant Regional Director, WHO AFRO and Dr. Margaret Agama-Anyetei, Performing Director of Well being and Humanitarian Affairs, African Union Fee plus many extra.

The Award is IFPMA and Communicate Up Africa’s flagship program, targeted on supporting pioneering younger well being entrepreneurs throughout Africa with monetary and in-kind alternatives to develop their enterprise concepts. And in addition advance promising options to help, equip, shield, and prepare healthcare staff who’ve been working tirelessly to guard and deal with the general public amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners will obtain monetary help value a complete of $75,000 (first prize: $40,000; second prize: $20,000 and third prize: $15,000); a three-month enterprise mentorship programme, media coaching, professional recommendation on Mental Property safety, the place related, in addition to entry to a community of supporters and companions working throughout digital, healthcare, and media.

In congratulating the winners, Companions IFPMA’s Director-Normal, Thomas B. Cueni, defined the significance of the Award. “Since Africa is the youngest continent on the earth – partially resulting from progress in well being outcomes – it is vitally thrilling to contribute to an Award that fosters and honours the spirit of innovation amongst younger Africans. We hope that our winners might be instrumental making a distinction to the lives of healthcare staff who’ve been working tirelessly to guard and deal with the general public amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.” mentioned Thomas Cueni, Director-Normal of IFPMA.

“As a Jury member, I do know the highway to profitable this competitors was extraordinarily demanding, aggressive, and rigorous. We’ve got seen immense creativity within the improvements reviewed – displaying that Africa’s best property are its younger folks and their entrepreneurial spirit.” Defined Yacine Djibo, Government Director, Communicate Up Africa, “Native options, designed by Africa’s youth, sign to the world their position in shaping and enhancing well being futures.”

The Africa Younger Innovators for Well being Award is supported by AMREF Well being Africa, BroadReach, Ecobank Academy, Discussion board Galien Africa, IntraHealth Worldwide, Microsoft4Afrika, the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle, the RBM Partnership to Finish Malaria, and Social Change Manufacturing unit, alongside our media companions: Africa.com, Télésud, and SciDev.Internet.

Distributed by African Media Company (AMA) on behalf of Communicate Up Africa.

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IFPMA represents research-based pharmaceutical firms and associations throughout the globe. Analysis-based pharmaceutical firms make a novel contribution to world well being as innovators of lifesaving and life-changing medicines and vaccines, which improved thousands and thousands of lives around the globe. Based mostly in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes trade experience to assist the worldwide well being neighborhood discover options that enhance world well being.Twitter: @IFPMA