Shafik Sekitto

Shafik Sekitto


An health tech solution for malaria, that through a mobile app connected to a custom piece of hardware (matiscope) enables the users to diagnose and know their malaria status in the shortest time possible.


  • The first blood-free innovation to diagnose malaria;
  • Received a grant from RAN (Resilient Africa network);
  • Winner of UN women empowerment award in 2013;
  • Winner of the $10,000 award of ASME IShow innovation showcase in Kenya in 2017;
  • Overall winner of the Pitch@Palace Africa 2.0 award in 2018;
  • Winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize in 2018;
  • Named one of the 50 best inventions of 2018 by TIME Magazine.
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Website Matibabu
Industry Health
Title Business Analyst
MBA 2016/17 - Nairobi, Kenya

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