Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development.
On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls set aside this day to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
The Day focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This year's theme is, "Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19."
It will be sixth International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly whose theme
A Kenyan lecturer has come up with an app that can be used for COVID-19 contact tracing, which has become important in this unpredictable year.
Masinde Muliro University took to their their Facebook page and said, "Dr. Tecla Sum of MMUST shows how to operate a mobile application (eKonnect) that she invented. The APP has the ability to carry out seamless Covid-19 contact tracing and other infectious diseases as well as locate and alert nearest health care facilities and ambulances."
According to her, the eKonnect app’s primary goal is to “save the largest number of survivors from COVID-19 pandemic.”
We have secured patent for the App
On a phone interview, Dr. Sum confirmed a number of things about the app. She developed it as part of her post-doctoral program in
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