Child Welfare & Nutrition Monitoring Application (Mpepu)

Detect cases of child malnutrition


  • Healthcare

Acceleration Type



  • Botswana

Mpepu is a mobile app that enables you to monitor the growth of children under the age of 5 and detect cases of malnutrition.

The app is based on the personal and medical history recorded for each child (height and weight etc) to indicate any growth or weight issues. If any problems are identified, a consultation with a health professional is automatically scheduled. The latter has full access to the child’s records via a simple and comprehensive dashboard. The app also integrates a chatbot that parents can use to get information and advice on malnutrition.

Mpepu aims to improve medical monitoring of young children, especially those living in remote areas.

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Mpepu won the national competition to represent Botswana in the 2018 Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East.