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Top 5 medical inventions by Africans that are changing the world

July 07, 2019 at 07:01 am | Tech & Innovation

Amos Fofung

Amos Fofung | Contributor

July 07, 2019 at 07:01 am | Tech & Innovation

Brian Turyabagye and his work partner Besufekad Shifferaw showing off the biomedical smart jacket — Photo Credit: VOA

Mama-Ope – Uganda

Pneumonia is responsible for 16% of all deaths of children under five with the death rate also being considerably high among adults. This is largely due to the fact that diagnosing the illness is often very slow.

Faced with this, Uganda inventor Brian Turyabagye decided to invent the biomedical smart jacket proven to diagnose pneumonia four times than a medical doctor does. The award-winning invention is gaining momentum with additional upgrades added to perfect the life-saving jacket from Uganda.

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