Ugandan-born Shamim Nabuuma named among Bloomberg’s New Economy Catalysts

Shamim Nabuuma named among Bloomberg’s New Economy Catalysts along with other entrepreneurs and innovators creating impactful change through various initiatives. With the power of AI, Shamim launched CHIL AI Lab, which paves the road for technological power to improve patient’s lives by developing better means of early detection and timing.

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A number of services without the power of technology are nearly impossible to deliver today. Many people are able to appreciate that the power of technology is convenient and accurate. Technological advances have seen greater reliance on new technologies such as AI on health care systems.

Shamim Nabuuma named among Bloomberg’s New Economy Catalysts is the founder of the CHIL AI Lab. She tackles breast and cervical cancer by providing patients with the possibility to diagnose early and start their treatment. By merging the requirement for easy access to oncology and AI services, an electronic media platform was established that helps patients deal with symptoms, provides faster information on diseases and proceeds to therapy quickly.

She also applies the same AI knowledge to other companies, including Fintech, drone services and agri-tech. They currently form part of the CHIL AI Group collectively. Shamim was able to scale up and achieve various milestones in her efforts with great passion and faith in her cause.

Accomplishments so far by Shamim Nabuuma named among Bloomberg’s New Economy Catalysts

In such a short time, Shamim has achieved a great amount of success, which many entrepreneurs rarely encounter. She has been able to grow her ventures by expertly embracing different opportunities.

She is an alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a Takeda Young Entrepreneur Award winner 2018, Winner of the African Young Entrepreneur 2018 and Winner of AWIEF Social Impact Award Winner 2018. She has also participated in the Google for startup Asia Pitch Drive.

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The CHIL AI Group is the mother company where all the four businesses fall that is telehealth, fintech, drones and agri-tech.


She founded a startup to promote remote doctor-patient connection in 2015, encouraged by her hardships and grief. In 2017, CHIL AI Lab was formally founded with the incorporation of e-oncology services with AI guidance to diagnose breast and cervical cancer.

The Founder of CHIL AI Lab Shamim Nabuuma holds her phone displaying Keti the mobile app.

Women can contact oncology professionals online with CHIL’s AI-powered mobile app, Keti, which is a less intrusive and faster route to diagnosis. There are also possibilities for individuals without smartphones – a dial in the AI chatbot version and web access is available. Through Keti, users can have specimen samples collected and sent to laboratories for testing, their results interpreted, as well as advice given on the next steps.


Taking another step forward to help women in villages and rural regions beat cancer, patients can save money for impending cancer tests using smart card savings The savings allow them to transfer tiny sums of money from their mobile wallets to the cards, as part of the group’s fintech component.

This process allows patients to save money for their next appointment so that when the time comes for a review test, they can pay with their credit cards. For individuals without cellphones, the company now sells top-up cards for the dial option.


CHIL’s drone services, which help deliver specimens between clinics and to patients on a daily basis, are another ground-breaking feature. The drones, which were founded in 2019, also transport samples from district clinics to more advanced hospitals if necessary.


Under this business is a joint venture with Solercool, a solar cooling technology company based in the United States working together with Solerchil in Africa. It uses refrigeration technology that allows food to be stored and preserved without being subjected to potentially cancer-causing methods such as charcoal smoke. It’s also a good place to keep medicines.

Even when the temperature outside is 45 degrees, the solar technology allows the refrigerators to freeze items to -3 degrees Celsius. Installing the cooling technology might cost anywhere from $7,500 to $25,000, depending on the size of the objects that need to be preserved and the size of the area.

Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts.

“The Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts are a group of talented entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers and other leaders taking on pressing global challenges,” said Bloomberg. “Many of them are from countries that are having an increasingly big impact on the world economy. And I know our forum will benefit from their contributions.”

The first Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst virtual event will take place on June 30th and will provide a unique venue for exploring, debating, and sharing what’s next in climate, agricultural, biotech, e-commerce, space, and digital money with the rest of the globe.

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