Monthly Archives: December 2017


It’s been a minute since i wrote a year ending post.Only that a whole year has passed…

A whole year..

Okay the year isn’t over so its like 12 days to go but heyyy!!

2017 came and is leaving with the speed of light.

Its that time of the year where everyone starts talking about “new year new me”, “Hey 2017 thank you for the lessons, 2018 I’m ready” and all the other stuff we post..

As we are going to see and post plenty of that stuff on facebook, instagram and twitter.

(Tag us when you do)

We might as well take time to evaluate our goals/resolutions for 2017 and reflect on how far we have come, what unexpected stumbles we have encountered and what is the way forward to 2018 as we keep on being the adults we want to be and working on ourselves.


I had never written resolutions and goals for new year until 2016 .I wrote my goals for the first time that year.

Because i had just gotten a new notebook 🙂 .Being the writer that i am i wrote my goals on the very first page of that notebook. All sorts of them.

By the end of 2016 i had achieved like 3 of them..Out of 10 or 12 .I updated the list twice . In August 2016 and during new year festival in 2017 .

My goals were focused on personal development both like becoming more emotionally strong , learning French or Spanish (I just know basics ) , physical development because #fitislit and obesity increases your risk for lifestyle diseases . Enzemat lets you know where healthwise you are at and what you need to do.

I also wanted to actually do things i wanted to do and finish what I started and bettering my skills (crafting, writing and medicine)

Improving my relationship with God by improving my relationship with myself and others as well as building consistency in prayer and Bible reading.

I was so good at it in those first days.. Then i forgot about the notebook and went back to my old ways. However whenever I came across that notebook i’d do something to get closer to my goals.

Looking back;

I have amazed my self in some (like finishing my book and stealing a page in a newspaper as well as in personal growth )

Some goals are still wondering if we should really be together.. Giving me a constant look like

Evaluating goals

I’ll tell you one thing that has been pulling me back though.. Or rather what i use to not slay my life as i planned.

  1. Lack of Consistency

Also known as not wanting it bad enough. Consistency is married to Procrastination ..also known as I’ll do it when time is almost over (Hello deadliners😁😁)

This is what my exercise routine is like

Monday:Really excited goes out to jog.. Or uses Daily workouts(Get the app from playstore)

Tuesday:Sore legs from Yesterday’s jog/whatever exercise i did

Wednesday :I have Sore legs remember

Thursday:We all know I have sore legs.. They need a break for as long as 2 weeks.

Two weeks later :I need to exercise

And on and on goes my vicious cycle .

The down side of being a deadliner is that sometimes you have no deadlines. The only thing you have to do is set your self deadlines and beat them. To do this, you need Self discipline .Cultivating a habit of self discipline is a goal I am taking to 2018 .Its probably the only sword to kill Procrastination and Lack of consistency.

And again i am going to update my 2017 list. And probably make a vision board and Draw my life.

As we March towards 2018 ,may we become more stronger and compassionate with each other. May we keep on working on ourselves and in the process inspire each other towards Change and Improvement. May we Keep smiling at the confusion as we enjoy every moment of our lives.

Here to the achievements, lessons and all the gifts from 2017.

And here is to more of that in 2018.

Happy New year Twentiz.

Thank you so much for the support and encouragement and love .




The first health innovation challenge came to a close on 2nd December with the 12 final teams pitching in their ideas to receive a  seed funding of 2500£ to each of the ten teams.

Keeping the money aside, the training these teams have received during the acceleration phase has not only guided them in  carving  their crude ideas to action but also an asset they will take anywhere with them. Hopefully use it to develop other health and non health related ideas that are going to help solve the unemployment crisis in our country .

If you are strategically looking for a friend, get you one of these mawazo challenge champions 🙂

The ideas were assessed basing on sustainability and practicality. These are characteristics Brian P. Mnyampi confessed to have been missing in most innovations he had come across while at Buni Hub. “Solutions without problems” as he called them .

The ten winners of the challenge were ;( Not in any order)

1.Enzemat Afya Plus group

Offering screening tests for lifestyle disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure which has become a public health diseases.Also advocating for lifestyle changes that enables us to control and prevent these diseases. Because they are!

2.Amka Kijana

Using digital media platform and outreaches through projection of animation  so as to reach adolescents in rural and urban areas of Tanzania . These animations will increase awareness among adolescents and reduce new infections by providing education.


Pharmlink is an e-pharmacy platform which enable retail pharmacies and drug stores to make wholesale drug orders,manage inventory and track medicine flow.This convenience hopes to reduce cases of  counterfeits and make drugs easily available in pharmacies.

4.Ongea na Daktari

A call center to provide quick affordable access to medical personnel in cases of quick first aid information ,counseling and consultation that doesn’t require direct doctor patient contact.


A mobile application with information of on pregnancy care and healthy meal planning for children.With informed mothers imama looks forward to reduce the  maternity mortality that is painfully high in our country .

6.Jamii Medical awareness

Focused on promoting proper use of drugs , Jamii medical awareness empowers the society with information by reaching them through everyday products and providing education. With this the increasing public health concern of drug resistance in treating diseases will be controlled.

7.Juliana Product

Women are least informed and empowered when it comes to decision making in sexual reproductive matters.Juliana product was created just for that.A package that gives women of reproductive age access to sexual reproductive health products in one package including contraceptives, information and a urinary pregnancy test.


A mobile based insurance that will help low income citizens to access health services.The socioeconomic gap and the health system in Tanzania puts a low income individual  between a hard place and a rock .M-Bima looks forward to alleviate the situation.

9.Afya Pamoja ;Referrals made easy

Having designed a convenient way for patients to be refereed from one hospital to another, Afya Pamoja looks into ensuring the availability of expected servise, expert and alerting the receiving health care facility.

10.Super Lishe Spirulina powder

Under five year old malnutrition has also been a loud cry allover Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa.It is unfortunate that it is also at this time that a child needs a proper diet for growth and development the most. To lack the nutrients in the diet results in irreversible damage and stunting in his development.Spirulina powder contains proteins, vitamins and minerals , these three are usually most associated with malnutrition.

These ideas are addressing our health challenges and its our responsibility to keep up with the pace towards making Tanzania and all of the sub saharan countries better. (We hold about 80% of most of the health problems)

Congratulations to all these Change makers.

Power to you.

I want you guys to understand one thing, you guys are young leaders to whom the hope of our health sector is in your hands. With this ideas, understand that you can do more than what your doing today” director of programs from

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Check out their websites and social media pages to know more .