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MBA Students Submit Bold Ideas to Grand Challenges

  Nov 7, 2012

Four Strathmore business School MBA students submitted bold ideas on how to solve global health challenges through a two-minute video pitch to the Grand Challenges Canada. The institution is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. The bold ideas supported intergrate technology, social and business innovation.

Nyabera Nyamweya submitted a proposal on Tackling Cataract Induced Visual Impairment within 5 Counties of Kenya. The idea encompasses an outreach program which focuses on Eliminating the incidence of cataract-related blindness and Fostering a network of highly entrepreneurial local ophthalmic practitioners dedicated to high volume, high quality, low cost cataract surgery.

Diana Mukiira submitted a proposal on M-Chanjo which utilizes the power of mobile ICT, combined with traditional community based systems including government appointed community health care workers to improve the uptake of immunization and antenatal care to in targeted rural areas.

Wilson Wambugu submitted a proposal on Reducing Acute Respiratory Infection in Under-resourced Urban Areas. The idea aims at replacing unclean fuel with clean fuel in slum areas, introducing communal cooking in well ventilated kitchens and reducing CO2 emissions.

Robert Nyamweya’s proposal tackles Gated Farms for Global Health. The idea seeks to develop a commercially sustainable model of irrigation farming using green energy. This will not only provide food, employment for the local communities but also clean water thus enhancing their health and living standards.

Videos are available for viewing till November 22, 2012.

How to Vote

To vote for the ideas online, click here and register. Once registered, Log in and click ‘Like this application’ to give a thumbs up. You can like more than one idea.

Adapted from the Grand Challenges Canada website.

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