Abigail Ifoma, 16, Wins Margaret Junior Africa Award for Innovative Medical Bracelet

By : Redaction

Date : jeudi, 18 avril 2024 14:50

Launched in 2020, the Margaret Junior Awards celebrate the talents of young girls aged 7 to 18. Abigail Ifoma won this prestigious award thanks to MIA, the smart assistant solution project she submitted. 

Abigail Ifoma (photo), a dynamic and passionate young Cameroonian, won the Margaret Junior Africa Awards in March 2024 for her project, MIA (My Intelligent Assistant). MIA is a system designed to manage and monitor patients in medically isolated areas.

Inspired by her grandmother's experience, Abigail felt a deep empathy for people suffering from chronic diseases. The challenge of regularly taking temperature and blood pressure was a personal obstacle for her, driving her to find an innovative solution.

Her project, a smart bracelet paired with an app, is the culmination of her efforts. She hopes her solution will reduce waiting times in hospitals and improve patient care. For Abigail Ifoma, this recognition validates her work and provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of innovation in healthcare.

Currently a student at Tassa Academy, a secondary school in Yaoundé, Abigail is determined to pursue medical studies while nurturing her passion for technology. She acknowledges the challenges she faces, including a lack of material resources and infrastructure issues, but remains optimistic about the future of her project.

As a young innovator, Abigail Ifoma aims to inspire other young people, especially girls, to engage in technology and science. She firmly believes that innovation can change the world and encourages young people to explore their creativity and face challenges with courage and determination.


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