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    Five Anambra State Girls win 2018 Technovation World Pitch

    Five teenage girls from Anambra state representing Nigeria has defeated teams from the United States of America (USA), Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to win the 2018 Technovation world pitch junior division in San Francisco, USA, Channels Television reports.

    The team Save-A-Soul from Nigeria, made up of five young girls were selected from 2,000 mobile app developers to represent Africa at the world pitch, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country.

    According to the television site, technovation is a programme that invites girls to identify a problem in their communities and then challenge them to solve them by developing apps.

    The Nigerian teenage girls will be pitching their app to investors in Silicon Valley, California after becoming the first junior Nigerian team to emerge among the finalists to visit Silicon Valley.The team, on Thursday night, came out top at the finals after facing judges from around the world.

    Team Save-A-Soul were motivated to develop the mobile app due to Nigeria's possession of the largest markets for fake drugs. The teenage girls from Anambra State plan to partner with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), using the app, to tackle this challenge.
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