Asiimwe Lydia (BED MPAM, DFM), Co-founder of EcoSmart Uganda Limited, working as Administrator and Human Resource Manager. Eco Smart Uganda limited is a social enterprise developing sanitary pads that will be affordable to girls and women from low income earning backgrounds in Africa. In her past experience, Lydia has worked with rural communities in Western Uganda aided by Compassion International and while there for 2 years, she spent time interacting with women and girls, listening to their challenges and supporting them to come up with innovative solutions to solve these challenges. It is from this experience that Lydia developed a passion and inspiration to start the EcoSmart Pads project. Lydia is also an innovator working on 3 other health innovative solutions incubated under the CAMTech Uganda incubator; the award winning Nuway innovation to improve the safety of passengers on boda bodas, the award winning Vein locator to locate the veins of babies during IV and SaniDrop a locally made alcohol based hand sanitizer. Lydia doubles as CAMTech Uganda’s Finance and administrative manager and has gained experience in grant fund management, coordinating programs, managing budgets, networking and providing vital daily services to support other innovators.
Mr. Paul Gusimba is the Co-Founder of A-Lite Uganda Ltd where he works with a team of: Medical, Business, Computer and Biomedical backgrounds that design affordable and appropriate healthcare solutions for developing nations.
He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Computer Engineering (Hardware Engineering–Major) from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) with extremely great experience in electronics, embedded systems design and reverse engineering.
He has worked on a number of medical related innovations, the most recent being his contribution on a project entitled: "The Vein Locator", a medical device designed to facilitate the location of a proper vein in pediatric patients.
He has served as an organiser and facilitator at different innovation competitions, the most recent being:
Organizer and participant at the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Annual CAMTech Uganda MedTech Hack-a-thon at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mbarara – Uganda. The theme of the 2018 Annual CAMTech Uganda MedTech Hack-a-thon: “Innovating to improve community health services to attain universal health coverage.”
Paul has also provided some voluntary technical support on multiple projects,such as;
1. Development of the medical incinerator, a device aimed at using waste to burn waste. I.e. converting biodegradable waste to energy required to burn non-biodegradable medical.
2. Development of the smart car umbrella. A device that is installed on a carto automatically retract when there is too much sunshine to create shade for the car.
Over time, Paul has built his brand as a technical consultant in research and development of innovations, and he has inspired a number of innovators to launch start-ups that solve the most pressing global challenges.
Mr. Emmanuel Kamuhire is a Biomedical Engineer and a member of the Medical Image-based Inference and Distributed Diagnosis (Mi2D2) research group at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
He obtained his undergraduate training in Computer Engineering from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), and briefly volunteered with the Faculty of Computing and Informatics from 2013 to 2015 as a Tutorial Assistant, supporting the Computer Engineering and Information Technology Program.
His research is broadly focused on the contextually appropriate use of technology to improve the lives of people in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Dr Francis Bajunirwe – Medical Mentor
MBChB, MS, PhD (Department of Community Health) – Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Data Santorino – Medical Mentor
CAMTech Uganda – Country Director.
Prof. Jerome Kabakyenga – Principal Investigator
Director – MNCHI at MUST.
Eng. Philippa N. Makobore – Technical Mentor
Department Head of the Instrumentation Division at UIRI.
Mr. Bernard Kakuhikire – Business Mentor
Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics and Strategic Management.
Eng. Ssonko Patrick – Technical Mentor
Eng. Mathew Ocheng – Technical Mentor
Dr. Sam Oloya – Medical Mentor
Providing direction on implementing successful and ethically-sound research.