MamaOpe, Kampala, Uganda

MamaOpe is a tech-based Social Enterprise developing innovative solutions to healthcare concerns. They focus on children and improving their access to effective healthcare; their name signifies ‘hope for the mother’. MamaOpe was started by 3 engineers in 2017 and they have since been joined by a doctor. They are currently designing technology to diagnose pneumonia in young children which is the cause of many infant deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa. The team have developed a biomedical smart jacket to recognise the early symptoms of pneumonia. This device is still in product testing and will be ready to launch in just over a year from now. They have more projects planned for the future, funding depending, to tackle conditions such as lung diseases and sepsis affecting children. With high pollution and a skills gap in medicine, lung disease is another major cause of fatality in children in Uganda.

Alongside developing their innovative technologies, MamaOpe also plan to provide consultancy services to generate income. From inception they have been relying on grants but they would like to diversify and increase their revenue sources to fund their work.

 

For more information, please visit their website.