FIRST PRIZE
MRS TENIOLA
ADERONKE
ADEDEJI
CEO OF PHARMARUN
SECOND PRIZE
M.ABDULLAHI
MUHAMMAD
HABIBU
CEO OF TRASH 4 HEALTH
INNOVATION
FIRST PRIZE
M. OCHORA
MOSES
CEO OF PHOTO-KABADA
SECOND PRIZE
MRS IZATH
NURA
CEO OF NEOSAVE
TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

About the Award jury

Our jury panel comprises seasoned professionals across business, non-profit, and the public sector. Meet the panel members of the 1st and 2nd editions who help us decide on the next cohort of innovators developing health innovations across Africa.

1st edition

Pr. Awa Marie Coll Seck

Minister of State of Senegal and Chair of the scientific committee for the Galien Forum Africa.

Dr. Moredreck Chibi

Regional Innovation Adviser,
WHO Regional Office for Africa.

Pape Amadou Gaye

Founder and President,
Baobab Institute.

Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo

Chief Executive Officer,
RBM Partnership to End Malaria.

Dr. Karim Bendhaou

Head of Africa Bureau, Merck group and IFPMA Africa Engagement Committee Chair.

Ms. Mame-Yaa Bosomtwi

Stakeholder Management Officer for the WHO Cervical Cancer Initiative.

Guy Francis Boussafou

Head of Patents and TechnicalCreations (DBCT), OAPI.

Elizabeth (Lizz) Ntonjira

Global Communications Director, Amref Health Africa.

Yacine Djibo

Founder and Executive Director, Speak Up Africa.

2nd edition

Pr. Awa Marie Coll Seck

Minister of State of Senegal and Chair of the scientific committee for the Galien Forum Africa.

Dr. Karim Bendhaou

Head of Africa Bureau, Merck group and IFPMA Africa Engagement Committee Chair.

Guy Francis Boussafou

Head of Patents and TechnicalCreations (DBCT), OAPI.

Philippe Guinot

Chief Technical Officer at IntraHealth International, former Director Europe and West Africa at PATH.

Caroline Mbindyo-Koroso

CEO, Amref Health Innovations – Amref Health Africa.

Kelly Chibale

Chairman and CEO of the H3D Foundation.

Conrad Tankou

CEO and former Award program winner, GICMED.

Dr. Magda Robalo

President of the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD), former Minister of Health of Guinea-Bissau.

Shakira Choonara

Member of the AHAIC State of UHC in Africa Commission and of Inaugural African Union Youth Advisory Council.

Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Chief Digital Health Advisor at Africa CDC.

Yacine Djibo

Founder and Executive Director, Speak Up Africa.

Dr. Ibrahima Socé Fall

Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO.

Meet the Business Mentors

We understand that building a successful business is not just about having access to financial capital. This is why the Award program includes a three-month business mentorship program where Awardees benefit from guidance, advice, and feedback from distinguished business leaders who support them in accelerating their personal and professional development. Meet the 2nd and 1st editions’ business mentors:

1st edition

Nicole Kayode

Founder & CEO,
Medixus Health.

Awa Dia

Founder and CEO,
ADN Strategy.

Osahon Akpata

COO, Consumer Payments atEcobank Transnational Incorporates (ETI).

Carl Manlan

VP Social Impact for Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Gustavo Raiter

Former Business Development Lead, Microsoft 4Afrika.

2nd edition

Pier Spinazze

Senior executive, venture investor and start-up advisor, Launch Africa Ventures.

 

Organizational supporters & Media partners

We are grateful for the support received from all supporting organizations and media partners who contribute to the success and impact of the African Young Innovators for Health Award. Amongst which Amref Health Africa, Forum Galien Afrique, IntraHealth, Geneva Health Forum, Women in Global Health, leading law firm, Adams & Adams, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), OAPI, and media partners Maddyness, African News Agency, Africa.com, REMAPSEN, and Scienceactu.