Zimbabwe Tech Start-Up Vaxiglobal Wins US$250k Kofi Annan Africa Innovation Award

VaxiGlobal a Tech Start-up company from Zimbabwe is one of three recipients of the 2022 Kofi Annan Award for Innovation in Africa. 

Selected out of 330 applicants from 38 countries across the continent, winners were announced Monday 11 July 2022 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Austria by Chancellery Minister Karoline Edtstadler and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg. The award comes with an endowment of 250,000 Euros (US$250,000) for each of the winners including myPaddi by MOBicure from Kenya and Flare Emergency Response from Nigeria.

VaxiGlobal Award Winner
VaxiGlobal Team

Vaxiglobal was co-founded by Dr. Integrity Mchechesi, a medical doctor and public healthcare innovator together with a physiotherapist and public health expert Tsitsi Eunice Sifiyali. 

Vaxiglobal uses contactless biometrics to minimize waste of immunization resources, improve data quality with open standards and enable the scale-up of immunization campaigns in African countries.

The company’s solution uses a mobile phone to scan patients’ faces and create digital certificates in a cloud.

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company worked with laboratories, airlines and technology companies to build up a safe and approved digital verification system for travellers’ immunization.

The prize is named after Kofi Atta Annan (1938-2018), a Ghanaian diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former United Nations Secretary-General.

With its focus on rapid digitalization on the African continent, the award is aimed at contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal “Health and Wellbeing”.

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Mungwadzi Godwin

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