Sanku-Project Healthy Children
Based in Tanzania, the team at Sanku-Project Healthy Children scale technology and business solutions that put lifesaving nutrients into the food that hundreds of millions of malnourished people eat the most. The project recently developed innovative new technology, the “dosifier,” which enables rural flour mills to fortify flour with key nutrients during the milling process. Fortified flour helps battles issues of nutrition deficiency such as birth defects, child development issues, and blindness. However, fortification is not largely done in rural Africa, thus, the Sanku-Project Healthy Children has intervened. It already provides fortified flour to more than one million people. It currently worked with Vodafone on a pilot programme to equip small flour mills in Africa with Internet of Things (IoT) services to provide fortified flour to millions of people. By utilizing the Internet of Things, the project aims to reach 100 million people, providing them with more nutritional food, by 2025.