Charles Immanuel Akhimien

2016 Fellowship Alumnus

Thanks to this Young Doctor-Turned-Entrepreneur, Health Care Services Are Becoming a Touch Away for Nigerians

Charles presents to a group of individuals in a conference room.

2016 Fellowship Alumnus Charles Immanuel Akhimien, a Nigerian entrepreneur and medical doctor, is creating access to health care in some of Nigeria’s most underserved communities. As the co-founder of MOBicure, a digital health company created with the goal of using mobile technology, Charles is addressing some of Africa’s most pressing health challenges.

During his Fellowship, Charles demonstrated his dedication for using innovation and social enterprise to improve the livelihoods of African people. The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) awarded him a $25,000 grant to continue his work bringing healthcare to underserved Africans.

USADF’s funding enabled Charles and his team to launch the mobile app myPaddi, which provides young Africans with a virtual platform to access substantive, unbiased, and youth-friendly information on sexual and reproductive health. Learn more about Charles’ work in this story from USADF.

Fellowship Alumni who are interested in learning more about grants management or Charles’ experience implementing a USADF grant can enroll in the course through the Fellowship Portal.  Learn more about the course.