CAMTech Chats and Blog


CAMTech Chats is a podcast series that continues the conversation about current issues in the global medtech ecosystem.

Episode 1

Two Women Coders on Their Path to Andela

Episode one of CAMTech Chats gives a space to continue the conversation on closing the gender gap in medtech. Today we’re speaking with two Ugandan software developers from Andela Uganda, a network of technology leaders helping companies build high-performing engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV and Spark Capital, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

Hadijah and Basemera discuss their roles at Andela Uganda, barriers women face in STEM fields and the gender gap. “Where your fear stops is where your success begins.”

Episode 2

In Nairobi, Sisu Global Health Reflects on First Mile Innovation Challenge Award

In the second episode of CAMTech Chats, we’re speaking with Katie Kirsch who manages in-Africa operations, relationships and marketing for Sisu Global Health. Last year, Sisu Global Health won a Validation Award from Saving Lives at Birth.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) also won a Transition to Scale Award from Saving Lives at Birth for the Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR) device, which came from CAMTech’s open innovation platform and continues to traverse the road towards commercialization. MUST, CAMTech and Sisu Global Health each participated in the Accelerating Saving Lives at Birth Xcelerator Workshop in Nairobi this month.

In this episode, Katie reflects on winning CAMTech’s First Mile Innovation Challenge Award, shares a few challenges and successes women face in the startup ecosystem and offers advice to innovators.


The CAMTech Blog brings to life the stories, insight and experiences from our network of global health innovators who are passionate about accelerating medical technologies and building entrepreneurial capacity to improve health outcomes in low-and middle-income countries.

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