Entrepreneurs in Africa

Brenda Katwesigye – Connecting Ugandans to Good Health Care.

Brenda Katwesigye – Connecting Ugandans to Good Health Care.

Brenda Katwesigye had a dream to become a medical doctor. From age 6, she thought of the contributions she could make to address the many health challenges in her community. The health systems in Kasubi, a suburb in Kampala where she grew up as a child left a lot to be ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 18th, 2016

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Seyi Oyesola’s ‘Hospital in a Box’ is Transforming Medical Care in Rural Nigeria

Seyi Oyesola’s ‘Hospital in a Box’ is Transforming Medical Care in Rural Nigeria

Seyi Oyesola was born in Nigeria, but spent much of his childhood growing up in Cleveland, Ohio in the USA. After graduating from high school in 1975, Mr. Oyesola returned to Nigeria and obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree and, in 1986, his Medical Degree from the ...

Heidi G. Frontani

August 6th, 2015

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How Ghana’s Francis Kodzo Amedahe Brought Healthcare to Kpoeta

How Ghana’s Francis Kodzo Amedahe Brought Healthcare to Kpoeta

Based on the literature on international development and personal success, why has Dr. Francis Amedahe and Kpoeta Clinic been so successful? Some key characteristics come to mind: Dr. Amedahe LISTENED to the people of Kpoeta when they reported to him the dire need for a ...

Heidi G. Frontani

July 28th, 2015

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Lost Boy and Genocide Survivor John Dau is providing Healthcare in South Sudan

Lost Boy and Genocide Survivor John Dau is providing Healthcare in South Sudan

John Bul Dau was born in 1974 in what is now South Sudan. In 1987, when John was 12 years old, his village, Duk Payuel, was attacked in the middle of the night by government forces from northern Sudan and his family was scattered due to the violence. Mr. Dau consequently ...

Heidi G. Frontani

July 21st, 2015

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Dr. Rajesh Panjabi, Founder of Last Mile Health, is running the Largest Rural AIDS Clinic in Liberia

Dr. Rajesh Panjabi, Founder of Last Mile Health, is running the Largest Rural AIDS Clinic in Liberia

Rajesh Ramesh Panjabi narrowly escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. As a 10-year old, he stood on an airstrip in the capital city of Monrovia in lines of refugees hoping to leave the country for the USA by cargo plane. He knew that many in the lines, unlike ...

Guest Blogger

June 1st, 2015

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Sara Nana Yeboah; A Florence Nightingale from Africa

Sara Nana Yeboah; A Florence Nightingale from Africa

Guest blogger Akpah Prince ‘konnected’ with the Florence Nightingale of Africa about her past, present and future. At 27, Sara Nana Yeboah is a Social Entrepreneur, Corporate Nurse, Motivational Speaker and Wife. With her organisation, ‘Sangy Nursing Services,’ the versatile

Guest Blogger

June 25th, 2014

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With Arthur Adzaba Marc Zang, There is Hope For African Hearts.

With Arthur Adzaba Marc Zang, There is Hope For African Hearts.

It was a huge delight sharing the story of Siswe Nzima, the co-founder of Iyeza Express; a small business in the Cape Town, South Africa who uses bicycles to deliver medication to people with different chronic health challenges. A venture that has saved numerous lives today.

Lovelyn Okafor

February 27th, 2014

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Vuyiseka Dubula is HIV Positive…and So What?!

Vuyiseka Dubula is HIV Positive…and So What?!

She is strong. She is beautiful. She is empowered. She is a Social Activist. She is educated. She has influence. She is a woman, a wife, and a mother. South African Vuyiseka Dubula is determined to make a difference. She is resolute and unwavering in her belief that adverse ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

January 29th, 2014

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Professor Joseph Igietseme and His Affair with Infections, Immunity & Vaccines

Professor Joseph Igietseme and His Affair with Infections, Immunity & Vaccines

While my previous post on the exceptional Elsie Kanza extolled the virtues of amazing women, this serves as a reminder that there are truly cerebral men on God’s green earth. It is trite that great things have been achieved by those who did not enjoy the restrictions of ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

August 27th, 2013

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