Founder of Real World Diagnostics, and listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs in 2013, Ashley Uys is committed to making health care accessible, affordable, and reliable for Africans living in underserved communities. Uys is famous for his innovative malaria testing kit that retails at a mere R4, offering users early diagnosis of the disease.
Marlise Richter is a consulting researcher and is currently involved in a project on migration and health with the University of the Western Cape. Marklise recently completed a PhD in public health at the International Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Her research interests focus on health and human rights, with particular emphasis on sex work, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence. She has published numerous articles on related topics, including the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa and access to health care services for sex workers.