Save A Soul
The team of five Nigerian junior secondary school girls in August made their country and Africa proud by winning gold at the junior level of the Technovation World Pitch Summit held at Silicon Valley in California, U.S.A.
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The girls presented an app they built that identified fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye from the Anambra State qualified for the finals with their app, FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector) which leverages a drug’s barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date.
They successfully implemented their business plan using the app by partnering with NAFDAC (National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control), an agency responsible for regulating drugs in Nigeria, to market the app and help save lives.
Save A Soul were the only African finalists in the junior category of 6 teams and won a scholarship of $12,000. The win is expected to go a long way to promote the app which will help reduce the infiltration of the pharmaceutical market with fake drugs.