29 Nov '12, 11am

Korogocho Telemedicine Project Wins Rolex Award

Aggrey Willis Otieno has been awarded as the 2012 Rolex Award Laureate in recognition for his innovative Telemedicine initiative being piloted in Korogocho slum, Nairobi, making him the first Kenyan to win the award in it's 34-year history. The award comes with prize money of Swiss Francs 100,000 (Sh9.2 million) and a Rolex watch. Aggrey shall also benefit from technical advice of a pool of experts to advance his telemedicine innovation. Aggrey received the award on Tuesday, 27th November in New Delhi, India in a celebration attended by distinguished figures from the field of science, technology and the environment. "In developed countries, falling pregnant is usually a blessing that is welcomed with joyous celebrations. To women of Korogocho, a congested slum area in Nairobi, falling pregnant is usually a curse condemning many of them to deaths that can be prevented. ... ...

Full article: http://allafrica.com/stories/201211291025.html

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