The Future of Handwashing with Irewole Akande

Adam Torres and Irewole Akande discuss City Health Tech.

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Show Notes:

Handwashing has become a hot topic. Doing it properly can prevent the spread of harmful viruses. In this episode, Adam Torres and Irewole Akande, CTO at City Health Tech, explore how City Health Tech is changing handwashing for the better.

About Irewole Akande

As an Engineer and Entrepreneur, He is committed to building products to revamp key sectors in society such as education, wellness/healthcare, and social equity. While technology has been pivotal to the development of society, it is not the equalizing force that it has the potential to be. He believes more needs to be accomplished in using connected devices, analytics and artificial intelligence to create solutions that are unique, ethical, and inclusive.

As an African, He has a dream of building a diverse community of cross-functional experts that spearhead initiatives to identify, mentor, and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs – specifically supporting youths who are building novel products to tackle societal problems in his home country of Nigeria and on the African continent. He hopes to invest in ideas and products made for Africans by Africans, to usher in a new generation of tech focused businesses that will in turn elevate the socioeconomic status of our communities.

About City Health Tech Inc.

We are a team of 16 innovators and engineers focused on combining technology and education to improve community health. Currently, students miss 164 million days of school annually due to illness, costing schools $6.5 billion in lost funding. Based out of Northwestern University, we intimately know the effects of poor student health on academic achievement. With new and sophisticated technology at our fingertips, we are refining old approaches to universal health problems. Success to us means improving student health, reducing absenteeism, and returning lost funding to school systems.

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