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Promise, Jessica, Nwabuaku, Adaeze and Vivian Win Big For Creating an App to Tackle the Problem of Fake Pharmaceutical Products in Nigeria

   

Five students of Regina Pacis College in Anambra State, have emerged winners for the 2018 Technovation World Challenge.

Technovation is a non-profit Iridescent, the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders.

Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.

The girls, Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye, who named their team, Save A Soul, developed a mobile application called ‘FD-Detector’ to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

The girls emerged finalists during the Africa regional competition to compete with USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China in the 2018 Technovation World Pitch Junior Division, which is the first time a Junior Nigerian team will emerge among the finalists to visit Silicon Valley in the US.

According to Team Save-A-Soul, Nigeria has one of the largest markets for fake drugs. The teenage girls plan to partner with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), using the app, to tackle this challenge.

 

 

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  1. Modupeola Eze

    Modupeola Eze

    August 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Good job girls 👍!!!

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