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M-SCAN

Sector: Health & Pharma
Country: Uganda
Founders: Menyo Innocent, Kyomuhendo Phyllis, Prosper Ahimbisibwe
Funding: $25,000
Founded: 2017
Investors: TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

Details

According to WHO report 2015 on maternal health, every day, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. In Uganda, 19 mothers in 10,000 women die due to maternal complications. M-SCAN is a startup that develops portable mobile ultrasound devices. The journey of mSCAN was brought to life with winning of its first $10,000 seed funding from UNFPA after taking part in the Up Accelerate challenge. Last year, it emerged the winner of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa.