Team Code 8 from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, consisting of three students, Joshua Busingye, Brian Gitta, and Simon Lubambo, was pronounced the winning team of the 2013 Microsoft Uganda Imagine Cup finals.
The team exhibited Matibabu which is an app, which diagnoses malaria without pricking any body part.
“We were speechless. To have won this year’s Uganda country finals – and to have the opportunity to represent our country at Worldwide Imagine Cup along some of the brightest young minds – is an honor,” said team Code 8.
“And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to compete with students from around the globe who, like us, are passionate about making a difference in the world.”
The premier student competition which centers on the use of imagination, creativity and technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems, was launched in 2003 globally and in 2008 in East Africa. For the first time since its inception, East Africa will be represented by 2 teams from Uganda and Kenya at the global finals which will be held at St Petersburg in Russia in July this year.
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