Portraits of Potential

The compassionate doctor

Kenyan doctor Loice Achieng Ombajo helps patients—and her entire country—find answers during times of medical crisis.

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Dr. Loice Achieng Ombajo, Dr. Shikoh Gitau, and Dr. Thumbi Mwangi discuss an upcoming meeting at The Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (CEMA) at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya.

Meet the innovators training the next generation of African data experts

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Kenya needed to slow the spread of the disease and understand its impact to essential health services. Three Kenyans teamed up to help.
Meet Hellen Odira Mwita, who along with a group of women from her community, formed a farming collective growing sweet potato vines. Learn how the group is thriving through communal farming and joint savings.

For Hellen, Moheto Muungano is more than a name

Forming a women’s collective was just the beginning. To create economic power, Hellen’s women’s group built a system around belonging.
Portrait of Nneka Mobisson, Co-Founder and CEO of mDoc, during an outreach program at the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on September 14, 2023. mDoc is a social enterprise that integrates proven methodologies in quality improvement and behavioral science with web and mobile-based technology to optimize the end to end care experience for people living with chronic health needs such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.

Out of grief, a daughter’s mission to transform healthcare

Nneka Mobisson’s father believed in the power of technology to save lives. She’s honoring his memory by using AI to address inequalities in healthcare, in Nigeria and across Africa.