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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: KaziHealth, a mobile application developed by Nelson Mandela University’s Centre for Community Technologies (CCT), has received a merit award at the 4th Commonwealth Digital Health Awards.

The virtual awards ceremony took place on Saturday, 28 November, a month after the finalists presented their projects virtually.

The main aim of this project is to determine the effectiveness and sustainability of multi-faceted  health promotion programmes with the view to evaluate and contribute evidence for promoting long-lasting positive changes amongst teachers working in selected primary schools in disadvantaged settings in a developing country.

The KaziHealth app is part of the bigger Kazibantu project, an inter-discplinary project between Nelson Mandela University’s Department of Human Movement Science, the CCT, the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical Unit.  The project is funded by the Novartis Foundation.

CCT Director Prof Darelle van Greunen (pictured) says given the calibre of finalists, it is a huge accolade receiving a merit award.

Dr Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation says,  “this is truly a great recognition for your innovative and impactful creation!!”

The 4th CWDHA was organised by the Commonwealth Medical Association, the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH), the Commonwealth Digital Accelerator, and the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka. BMJ®, the Awards Partner, promoted the CWDHA globally through their online journal platforms. The CWDHA judging process was managed by KPMG®.

The CWDHA in its 4th iteration also expanded its reach to tech companies and entrepreneurs beyond the Commonwealth, specifically to Europe and USA,  and its scope to include the concept of ‘connected health’.

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