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Zimbabwean Innovator Gets International Recognition

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An innovator from Zimbabwe, Angela Kumirai, has received international acclaim and recognition featuring as one of the top 25 finalists in the Ozy Genius Awards (OGAs), to implement a social impact idea, from a wholesome number of 10,000 university students worldwide.

In a Competition that strives to create better social solutions, sponsored by Chevrolet, Angela’s creative measure and idea titled “Improved access to medication in Zimbabwe” was widely acknowledged.

Her initiative is a pharmaceutical idea that seeks to improve the Zimbabwean medication acquisition experience in remote districts so people in those areas can easily gain access to medication. Generally, the idea features an alert system which allows people know medicine availability via mobile phone text messaging.

Angela, who ended up among the top 25 people in the competition didn’t make the top 10 finalists, but the wide acclaim that came with her innovation is worthy of applause as she sought to better the lives of rural indigenes in Zimbabwe.

Set to graduate cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Chemistry and in Health and Society, Angela was brought up on a plot in Gweru and attended Fletcher High School where she was head girl and achieved 20 points at Advanced Level in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computers.

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