12 Ways Africans Are Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli
Counterfeit medicine is a problem that can be solved through MPedigree. Photo: Thinkstock

Determining counterfeit medicines through tech platform

The proliferation of counterfeit medicines negatively affects Africans, but a platform called MPedigree is aiming to tackle it. Patients in Ghana can verify, for free, if their medicines are fake, by inputting codes marked on the medicine packet to a central database, which then tells the user if the medicine is legitimate.