Updated Feb 27, 2020

Phyllis Kyomuhendo

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M-SCAN is a low cost mobile phone-based ultrasound system that seeks to reduce maternal mortality,through early detection and easy accessibility to affordable ultrasound services mostly in rural areas

Mobile Ultrasound Devices/Probes (3.5 MHz ultrasound probes) coupled with ultrasound software compatible to a laptop, phone or tablet with a USB end port. M-SCAN offers both linear and curvilinear for small parts and general body ultrasound respectively.
Mobile Ultrasound Devices/Probes (3.5 MHz ultrasound probes) coupled with ultrasound software compatible to a laptop, phone or tablet with a USB end port. M-SCAN offers both linear and curvilinear for small parts and general body ultrasound respectively.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

We are currently testing our revenue models and doing user testing for our devices in various regions of Uganda. We have so far gotten our early adopters and are collecting data to enable us scale further.

Focus Areas:

Health

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Implemented In:

Uganda

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Country Implemented In
8
Customers
4
Employees
$138,850
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

Poor accessibility of ultrasound services in low resource settings because the conventional ultrasound machines are very expensive, power intensive, bulky and sophisticated to use. This makes point of care ultrasound either hard to achieve.

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Solution

We are developing mobile ultrasound devices coupled with a mobile ultrasound software. The M-SCAN machines are power efficient, affordable and portable. We also offer capacity building through training of frontline health workers in basic ultrasound.

Target Beneficiaries

Pregnant women in low resource settings across the globe.

Mission and Vision

Vision:To be top innovators, designers and developers of low cost mobile ultrasound devices for all patients, especially pregnant mothers in resource scarce environments. Mission: To extend and enhance quality of human life by innovating with integrity for and with communities.

Competitive Advantage

We are more than just traders, we are also social entrepreneurs. Our company in partnership with government, non-government organizations and corporate companies carries out ultrasound camps in rural areas to offer much-needed ultrasound services to pregnant mothers in resource limited settings. We take pride in being able to scan over 100 mothers per camp using our devices and saving countless lives through early detection of risk factors of maternal mortality with timely referrals and follow up done.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We hope to scale to other countries and we have already reached the Kenyan market
Funding Goal200,000
New Implemented CountriesBurundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia
Recruit20 volunteers, 6 management staff
New FeatureColour doppler

The Team Behind the Innovation

The team is comprised of Kyomuhendo Phyllis, a female radiographer, Menyo Innocent a radiographer as well, Ahimbisibwe Prosper a medical doctor and Nassasira Ivan an Information Systems analyst. We began our journey in 2017 as three students at Makerere University Medical School. We had witnessed several pregnant women die due to risk factors of maternal mortality in the rural areas where. We decided to put an end to this by coming up with our innovation MSCAN which helps in early risk detection

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Sep 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLEPiloting
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Health
Implemented InUganda
Aug 2019
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$8,134
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Health
Implemented InUganda
Dec 2018
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLEResearch and Development
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Health
ORGANIZATIONTechCrunch
May 2017
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLESeed Funding
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Maternal Newborn and Child Health
Implemented InUganda
ORGANIZATIONUNFPA
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Uganda
Date Unknown
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Selected Venture

Supporting Materials

MSCAN-deck-orientation-null.pdf
M-SCAN-Annual-Report-orientation-null.pdf
mscan-profile-11-orientation-null.4.19-2-.pdf