Here comes another moment to showcase our problem solving skills in the Sub-Saharan Africa. In keeping with our overall goal, our team has developed another innovative app to arrest the generational spread of Sickle Cell Anaemia, (An age-long African problem) in the sub region.
The scourge of Sickle Cell Disease, a major cause of deaths of children which mostly occur as still-births or at infancy in Africa propelled us to develop the ‘App’ we named, ‘Trutypes’ (www.trutypes.com) which basically helps to curb the preventable spread in SS genotype children through incompatible marriages with the aim of permanently eradicating the SS blood genotype from our world.
The software basically generates and stores the most accurate data of citizen’s blood genotype through the most reliable testing methods, and makes it readily available to stakeholders for further medical research, guidance for marriage compatibility, medical emergencies and for future reference. All subject to strict adherence to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other relevant local regulatory measures.
In making sure that the software enjoys maximum publicity throughout the country, our team met with the former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to pitch the innovation to him and a handful of his staff. Upon seeing its present and future benefits to the whole of Africa, the President endorsed the App by giving a 9minute video endorsement speech on Trutypes App (check the link to the video below). Not just the video, he took his time to take some pictures with us to signify that he totally support the team and the innovation.
Below are the pictures taken when the team was with the former president alongside his chief-of-staff who basically made sure the meeting was a success.
To listen to his speech, press play:
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Trutypes.com
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