The 2018 edition of the Technovation World Pitch challenge held in San Jose, California came to a climax with a team of Nigerian female teenagers emerging as the winners.
Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.
The Nigerian team known as Team Save-A-Soul developed a mobile application called “FD-Detector” (Fake Drug Detector) which helps identify fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. The app leverages a drug’s barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date.
Save A Soul also plan to partner with NAFDAC (National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control), an agency responsible for regulating drugs in Nigeria to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country.