Two Nigerian students, Eyenimi Ndimou and Ify Aniebo, have been shortlisted for the prestigious award to find London’s most innovative international student.
The International Student Innovation Awards which was set up to highlight the work of international students in the United Kingdom, and also to provide students with some financial assistance to take their innovation to the next stage of development, received hundreds of entries from 49 different countries this year and 17 London universities; the entries which already been whittled down to a final shortlist has two Nigerian students in the lead.
Eyenimi Ndimou, a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine created a mobile app that diagnoses birth asphyxia by listening out for a certain frequency in a baby’s cry. The app allows for a swift detection of asphyxia in babies, and consequently, a prompt referral for a potentially lifesaving treatment.
Ify Aniebo, also a student of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, designed a malaria-detecting mobile app which transforms any mobile phone with a camera into a microscope. The app, which detects malaria from blood samples, also indicates the type of malaria and prescribes possible courses of treatment.
Both apps have been shortlisted as part of the Mayor of London’s International Student Innovation Awards 2016, placing the Nigerian innovators at the forefront of innovations in London universities.
“My team and I are one step closer to realising our dream of saving millions of new-born lives in Nigeria and many other developing countries.” Ndimou
The crowning of ‘London’s most innovative international student’ will hold on wednesday, November 2nd, at Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, where the winner will receive the sum of £10,000 to kick-start their business