Iqra Salah, A4T grantee, investigated Kenya’s growing burden of drug resistant Tuberculosis. DR-TB is exerting a significant strain on the country’s economy and the health of the patients. It is six times more expensive to treat the disease per episode than it is drug-sensitive Tuberculosis, notwithstanding the severe side effects.
The Media Tech Hub is a platform targeting journalists and social change innovators who work together to enhance existing and create innovative solutions to promote transparency and accountability in delivery of public services through accurate and effective media reporting.
The first ever COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon took place in Kenya in mid-February. A group of young creative Kenyan techies competed to develop the best way to visualise data on the COVID-19 Aid Tracker. The Aid Tracker is developed to track corruption of funds meant for activities combatting the effects of COVID-19.