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Stephen Ogweno

Business for Social Good

Established in 2016, Stowelink is a registered youth-led social enterprise with the primary vision to inspire healthier communities by providing information on non-communicable diseases to all, at all times, and in an accessible format. The solutions integrate innovative community projects, technology and disruptive communication approaches.

In 2020, Stowelink has innovated to provide new and impactful solutions to people struggling with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and to prevent the rise of such illnesses. The organisation’s flagship programme is the NCDs 365 PROJECT. This collaboration of 311 volunteers across 8 countries in Africa has helped to spread awareness about NCDs with daily messages reaching more than 2,400,000 people. Another core initiative was the IPAB Project in Vihiga County, which offered diagnostic services to 3,877 people and helped to reopen 4 clinics serving more than 80,000 people. Additionally, the “Coz I’m Happy” project explored the mental health implications of the Covid-19 pandemic via the medium of poetry in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. These projects represent a snapshot of the far-reaching health literacy work being carried out by Stowelink.

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being