In 2011, a group of Ugandan public health students at Kampala’s International Health Sciences University began learning to salsa dance in their free time. When they mastered salsa, they learned other dances, over time becoming some of the best dancers in Kampala. In a small room on campus, across the courtyard from the hospital where their classes were held, these students escaped the stresses of school and city life by losing themselves in Uganda’s dreamy beats. The music and dance were intoxicating, the energy infectious.
Drug Dash a brain child of a group of student pursuing the PG Certificate in Applied ICTs and Leadership course at IHSU received seed funding of $10,000 along side support with business development and mentor ship for a period of four months. The group won the funding through pitch sessions organised by Up Accelerate, a UK Aid funded programme that seeks to empower young entrepreneur with innovations that improve healthcare.