Grace Nakibaala
Founder and CEO PetalTap

Grace Nakibaala is a graduate architect by profession and an innovation fellow at Makerere University, with a passion for infection prevention and control in both community and occupational health settings. Grace served as the Ebola Treatment Unit Architect in 2015 and 2016 for the Ministry of Health’s Uganda Ebola Case Management project funded by World Health Organisation. Her work has been presented at international conferences focused on infection prevention and control including OCHEA, 11th JASHC, 23rd UNACOH, 17th ICID, 8th UCSF and the 8th International Symposium on Filoviruses. She is the founder and CEO of PedalTap, a retrofittable, affordable, hands-free, foot-operated water dispensing system.  The PedalTap is designed to reduce the growth and frequency of potent and infectious diseases spread at water points in public spaces and is currently being piloted at Uganda’s National Referral Hospital, in public schools, toilets and offices.

Session: Discovering Africa’s Brightest Scientists

Date: 28 March 2018

Time: 9:00-10:00