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SA Startup Iyeza Health Named Winner of 8th Sankalp Africa Summit Awards

The company collects and delivers high-cost and critical chronic medication for HIV, diabetes, and cancer treatment drugs from public health facilities to patient’s doorsteps through a bicycle delivery service called Iyeza Express.

Iyeza Health, a healthcare start-up from South Africa was named the 2021 Sankalp Africa Awards winner

The company collects and delivers high-cost and critical chronic medication for HIV, diabetes, and cancer treatment drugs from public health facilities to patient’s doorsteps through a bicycle delivery service called Iyeza Express.

Sankalp Forum, an initiative of Intellecap, hosted the virtual Sankalp Africa Summit from 2nd to 4th March 2021, bringing together ecosystem stakeholders to share insights on a variety of developmental topics.

“Sankalp Forum is one of our largest initiatives that aim to bring the community together to help solve the problems that face us through cutting edge innovation and high potential entrepreneurship.

“Sankalp today, in its eighth year in Africa, brought to the World a post-COVID view of economic resurgence and resilience, thereby demonstrating our ability to drive action and influence outcomes,” said Arielle Molino, Sankalp lead and AVP for Intellecap Africa.

Each year, the summit recognises and rewards high impact enterprises in the Africa region which tackling key development challenges. The finalists get the opportunity to pitch their enterprises to a jury panel comprised of eminent business leaders and investors.

The First Runner Up emerged as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre (WEEE Center), a Kenya electronic waste management start-up. WEEE offers the safe disposal of electrical and electronic waste (e-Waste) service in accordance with NEMA waste regulations, training on the safe e-waste handling, storage, disposal methods, and their adverse effects on the public health and environment if not properly disposed of. WEE’S goal is to run an enterprise that protects both the environment and public health.

The Second Runner Up was OBRI Tanzania, an Agri-Food start-up from Tanzania that focuses on processing and supplying healthier edible oils. 

The company produces a 100% natural low price sunflower cooking oil called OBRI that is supplied to millions of families across the country. 

They also work with local farmers directly to source the seeds and promote fair price trade, offer seed crushing services to manufacturing companies for oil and oil cake extraction, and train farmers on organic manure use and sustainable land management to achieve the production of high-quality seeds.

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