Many congratulations to Orange Corners Nigeria alum Natal Cares for winning the global UNLEASH Rwanda Dragons’ Den pitch competition! To take the top spot, social enterprise Natal Cares beat no less than 306 teams from 136 countries – an amazing achievement!
Founded by Uche Udekwe, Natal Cares leverages the power of mobile technology, machine learning and low cost innovation to combat maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. Bridging the healthcare information gap in underserved communities, Natal Cares delivers healthcare information using SMS and voice notes in six local languages. Personalised weekly texts/voice-notes remind expectant mothers of pregnancy follow-ups, clinical-reminders, child-growth and nutrition, symptoms of common childhood-illnesses and more. In this way, Natal Cares ensures subscribers have access to the critical health and nutritional information they need to assist with a healthy pregnancy.
UNLEASH Rwanda is an Innovation Lab for the Sustainable Development Goals where hundreds of young changemakers from all over the world get together to co-create solutions for the most pressing challenges that our planet is facing.