UI PHARMACY STUDENTS WIN AT FUEL AFRICA 2022

A team from the University of Ibadan participated in an entrepreneurship and healthcare innovation programme, focused on building early-stage solutions to address UN-SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, with a focus on access to healthcare and non-communicable diseases.

The innovation program tagged Fuel Africa 2022 was launched by Futurize Ltd., U.K., and held between March 17-25 2022 as a virtual event, involving 12 universities, 84 teams, across 7 countries in Africa. The event was sponsored by AstraZeneca (through the A.Catalyst Network) and Microsoft, with Brystol Myers Squibb and FAMFA Oil as co-funders.

At the end of the Hackathon, the team comprising largely of Pharmacy Students from University of Ibadan took the 3rd place, behind a team from South Africa and Kenya that took 1st and 2nd place respectively. Their award-winning “Healthbloc” is a blockchain solution to combat the distribution of fake drugs in Nigeria, at each stage of the supply chain, from Manufacturers to patients. The organisers believe that their solution will generate a positive impact.

The HealthBloc pitch for Fuel Africa 2022 is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Xlq3ZW-Vc

Team Members from UI:

1.

Bashirudeen Opeyemi

500 L, Pharmacy

2.

Anushiem Chidera

500L, Pharmacy

3.

Mary Funmilayo Oni

300L, Pharmacy

4.

Felix Ishabiyi

Recent Pharmacy alumni (2022 set)

5.

David Alao

600L, Dentistry



The Winners:



Prof. S. O. Idowu, DTS
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy

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