Health & Pharma
Menyo Innocent, Kyomuhendo Phyllis, Prosper Ahimbisibwe
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa
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.