Meet the Heroine: Brenda Katwesigye

Brenda Katwesigye is the CEO of Wazi Vision a company that builds mobile technologies for improvement of eye care and provides eye glasses made from recycled material to school going children in Uganda. She is passionate about creating sustainable solutions that make health care more accessible, available and affordable. Brenda is an Alumni of Vodafone’s FLANE program, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and sits on the Regional Advisory Board of the Young African Leader’s Initiative (YALI). (Source: Crunchbase.com)

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Brenda Katwesigye has over five years’ combined experience in software development, systems analysis, project management, IT risk, and assurance and internal controls review. Currently, Brenda is the co-founder of InstaHealth, a company in Uganda that builds web and mobile applications to improve healthcare delivery in the country. Their flagship product, the InstaHealth mobile application has enabled more than 1,000 Ugandans in rural areas to obtain quick access to doctors, ambulances, and health centers via basic mobile phones.

Brenda is also a business analyst at Deloitte in Uganda where she performs assignments around IT audit, governance, and assurance. She has served clients both in Uganda and Kenya. Brenda holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Makerere University. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she plans to continue her work with InstaHealth and focus on growing it further to create impact in more locations within Uganda, South Sudan, and Nigeria. (Source: irex.org)

Brenda Katwesigye

The past two years have been great for Brenda Katwesigye. Not only was she named by Quartz Africa among their 30 innovators of 2018, in September, but Forbes’ Contributor Allyson Kapin also named her startup – Wazi Vision – among her “60 women-led startups that are shaking up tech across the globe.”  (Source: DigestAfrica.com)

Making eye care accessible and affordable to everyone in Uganda, regardless of their income status, is the vision of Brenda Katwesigye, founder of high impact company Wazi Vision. She is on a mission to ensure that everyone who needs eye testing and glasses, no matter where they are located in the country, can get access to these life changing services. (Source: Lionesses of Africa)

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