2021 MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOW
Integrity Mchechesi is a medical doctor at Parirenyatwa Hospital and co-founder of Vaxiglobal, a social enterprise promoting global health security by verifying Africa’s vaccine delivery. Integrity previously cofounded Fintum Health, a health-tech company that developed Zimbabwe's mobile health social enterprise- Afrimom. His work with Afrimom reduces unsafe abortions and maternal mortality by promoting reproductive health information via mobile applications. Integrity’s work has earned him a prestigious spot as one of the six winners of the Zimbabwe Ministry of ICT Innovation awards in 2018. Later that year, he qualified for the Clinton Global Initiative Program before being nominated as a finalist of the World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge in March 2019. Integrity is currently working with the University of Colorado Denver in a tele-echocardiology project that improves access to cardiovascular care in marginalized communities. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, he intends to scale up his tele-echocardiography project to ten district hospitals in Zimbabwe and establish a high-end cardiac center in Harare.
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery - University of Zimbabwe