Three Ghanaian entrepreneurs have won the 2019 Skoll Foundation Award for the things they have done to improve the pharmaceutical industry by leveraging emerging technologies.
Bright Simons, Selorm Branttie and Gregory Rockson accepted their awards at the Skoll Foundation Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the New Theatre in Oxford, England.
Bright Simons and Selorm Branttie as a team won $1.5 million, while Gregory Rockson also won received $1.5 million in investment or core support grant from Skoll to scale their work and increase their impact.
The Skoll Foundation, each year, awards social entrepreneurs who have demonstrated and proven innovations that are disrupting an unjust and unsustainable status quo and contributing to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
What they did to win the award
Bright Simons and Selorm Branttie’s mPedigree fights drug and agricultural seed counterfeiting with a product identification marker that consumers use to determine authenticity immediately with a mobile phone.
Gregory Rockson’s mPharma fixes the broken drug supply chain in Africa to make medicine accessible and affordable by eliminating the inefficiencies and price fluctuations that keep drugs from sick people.
Congratulations to Bright Simons, Selorm Branttie and Gregory Rockson.