Brian Gitta- Engineer
After missing lectures severally due to malaria infection, Brian and his friends decided to develop a malaria test device which can detect malaria without taking blood samples.
The device, ‘Matibabu’, prevents the risk of malaria infection by offering a new painless and cost-efficient method of self-diagnosis.
Matibabu can be clipped onto a patient’s finger and the result can be accessed within a minute on a mobile phone that is usually linked to the device.
He is the first Ugandan and youngest winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. In 2013, Brian and his team won the UN Women’s Empowerment award. Be inspired!