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Uganda’s MamaOpe, a biomedical application for diagnosis and continuous monitoring of pneumonia patients has been shortlisted among the 10 startups pitching at Pitch@Palace Global on 6th December 2017 at St. James Palace, the most senior royal palace in the United Kingdom.
Pneumonia is a common illness that affects millions of people each year.Pneumonia is usually diagnosed by looking at the patient’s symptoms and past records.
It is commonly misdiagnosed with malaria, asthma and tuberculosis. These diseases have vital signs in common and there is need to clearly differentiate them. Lack of a clear differentiation between viral and bacterial pneumonia during diagnosis leads to wrong administration of drugs which creates resistance. Research shows that most lives are lost when the disease is under-estimated i.e. when its severity is not known.
MamaOpe derives its name from Olivia’s (team member) grandmother who lost the battle to pneumonia in June 2014. MAMA stands for mother and OPE denotes hope. The MamaOpe thus symbolizes “Hope for the Mother”. The vest specifically designed for children 0 to 5 years who are most prone to the disease.
Entrepreneurs selected to participate in Pitch@Palace and are invited to attend Boot Camp. They receive support and guidance on how to develop and hone their Pitch, as well as support with investment, introductions and strategic guidance. All of the Entrepreneurs selected for Boot Camp are invited to the final event at St. James’s Palace, and a selection of these businesses Pitch directly to an influential audience from the worlds of entrepreneurship, technology, media and investment. The support does not end there. All of the Pitch@Palace Entrepreneurs, whether selected to Pitch at St. James’s Palace or not, join our growing alumni network of Entrepreneurs and receive ongoing support.
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