The Microsoft Innovation Center in Uganda has played a key role in supporting and mentoring the team behind the Winsenga app, winner of the $50,000 Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant.
The application performs ultrasounds on pregnant women and detects problems such as ectopic pregnancies and abnormal heartbeats. The team of three are all students at the College of Computing and Information Sciences at Makerere University, and as winners of this grant, Microsoft will now work to connect this team with Microsoft's vast network of investors, NGO partners and business partners.
“We are grateful to Microsoft for giving these youth an opportunity to innovate and help the mothers around the world. This grant shows that the youth have the power to change our lives and we shall continue to partner with organizations that are willing to explore their potential,” said Maria Muzaaki, the College communication officer.