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Sugarcane husks? An EcoSmart approach to Menstrual Health Management

For one of every four women of menstrual age in Uganda, a menstruation period will prevent them from engaging in normal daily life.

Faced with this unpleasant fact plus the threat it poses to the efforts in place to break the vicious cycle of poverty faced by women in rural Uganda as well as the fight against gender imbalance in the workplace, Asiimwe Lydia set out to find an innovative solution to ensure girls stay in school and acquire an education in order to compete favorably.

UP Accelerate Spotlight: Kyomuhendo Phyllis — Finding a passion in saving lives using Technology.

Up Accelerate participant Kyomuhendo Phyllis, knows she didn’t have the average childhood, juggling between making a living at her day profession as a Medical Imaging Technologist and a startup that she is very much invested in, mSCAN — an ultrasonic probe and software that will support ultrasound scanning in low resource areas. This technology will address the problem of inadequate ultrasound services for expectant mothers.

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