Uganda: Makerere University Students Win Microsoft Grant

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An application called 'Winsenga' that performs ultrasounds on pregnant women and detects problems such as ectopic pregnancies or abnormal fetal heart beats has earned three students from Makerere University's College of Computing and Information Sciences a Microsoft award.

The three, Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello and Josiah Kavuma in their team known as Cipher256 won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant of $50,000 (about sh125m) and received the award during the Social Innovation Summit held on Dec. 4 in Silicon Valley, USA.

According to Microsoft, this grant will help the students transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue.