about us

 
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Who We Are

MoyoMedical Technologies is a biotechnology startup dedicated to developing women’s healthcare technologies for use in low-resource settings.

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What We Do

MoyoMedical aims to improve maternal health outcomes through home-based early detection of complications like preeclampsia and eclampsia.

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Who We Help

MoyoMedical is dedicated to increasing individual awareness about developing complications and providing women with tools they need to take control of their own health.


 
 

OUR TEAM

 
 
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Denali Dahl

(Prototype Development, Company Management)

Denali is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where her doctoral research focuses on developing a 3D printed vaginal ring for HIV prevention. Denali received her M.S. in Global Health at Duke University, where her Master’s thesis work focused on a low-cost, portable colposcope to increase access to cervical cancer diagnostics, and she received her B.S. in Nanoengineering from UC San Diego where her research focused on nanomedicine. She is passionate about applying nanomedical techniques to address global health problems, specifically to improve women’s health.

 
 

Zoe Sekyonda

(Clinical Research & Design)

Zoe is currently completing her degree in biomedical engineering at Makerere University. She has worked on several research and engineering design projects in collaboration with Duke University and Mulago National referral hospital to name but a few: supply chain of orthopedic implants in Kampala, Uganda arising from poverty and scarcity, management and maintenance of donated equipments in Uganda, and designing a power supply of an ultrasound for low resource countries.

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Brian Matovu

(Clinical Research & Design, Media Management)

Brian has just finished his BSc. Biomedical Engineering at Makerere University Kampala and currently waiting graduation. He has worked with organisations like Engineering World Health in Rwanda and One Health Central and Eastern Africa in Western Uganda by using his competences in Biomedical engineering to improve the lives of people in these places. He has also worked on a number of projects while in school like design an automatic voltage regulator for a patient monitor in Mulago Hospital, designing an automated hospital monitoring system and a mathematical teaching aid for pupils. He is passionate about venturing in the field of molecular and microbiology technology to improve health care especially with maternal health.

 
 

eLizabeth Thithi Ndichu

(Market Research)

Elizabeth Ndichu is a medical doctor from Kenya with a diverse experience in patient care after practicing in government-owned and private healthcare facilities. Currently, she is a graduate student at Duke University pursuing a Master of Science in Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. Additionally, she is also pursuing a Master of Management in Clinical Informatics at the Duke School of Medicine. Elizabeth is passionate about improving health equity and equality as well as working toward achievement of universal health coverage in Africa.

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Collaborators

As part of a growing partnership between the Duke and Makerere BME departments, a transcontinental design course was offered in Spring 2016 that allowed students from both universities to work collaboratively on a design project. The Makerere students identified a health challenge in Uganda, and together the students from both universities designed a biomedical device to address the need. Below are MoyoMedical's collaborators and funders.

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