Aniegbe Joel Ifenna, a medical student at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship to support his work creating the Lion Science Park Health Hub at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Launched in October 2020, the Lion Health Hub is an initiative aimed at stimulating and facilitating students to develop and implement innovative solutions to community health challenges. As part of this fellowship award, PandemicTech provided support for the Lion Health Hub’s kickoff event, a healthcare hackathon focused on COVID-19 response, mental health, and reproductive health.
Aniegbe is a passionate entrepreneur with experience launching industry-first disruptions. He is pursuing a bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He has received both national and international recognition for his efforts to promote health innovation in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency’s Office for ICT, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Certificate, an Ashoka Foundation certification award, and an award from the National Economic Summit Group. His multidisciplinary background in medicine and business development has allowed him to engage in the development and commercialization of several products and services that optimizes public health, productivity, business growth, and social impact.