A tent that breathes

EpiTent is a portable habitation solution for humanitarian emergencies. Development began in 2014 when a call went out to develop proposals to improve the lives of caregivers during the West African Ebola outbreak. A major issue with emergency tents currently in use across the African continent is heat. EpiTent passively lowers its internal temperature by over ten degrees Celsius, while also cutting the humidity level by over ninety-five per cent. The tents’ design allows for better interactions between people inside and outside, while protecting from elements such as bad weather and airborne pests.

Grace Nakibaala

  • Grace Nakibaala
    Makerere University

    Grace Nakibaala is a graduate architect and an innovation fellow at Makerere University, School of Public Health, Resilient Africa Network (RAN)- with a passion for architectural and cultural suitability, infection prevention and control in both community and occupational health with over 5 years of experience researching, working and innovating in that line. She is the founder of InnovAsepsis Limited a company whose flagship product PedalTap is a winner of the Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Award, USAID TechCon competition at MIT, BigIdeas at University of California Berkeley. She is the CEO of EpiTent Ltd Company that is re-imagining the tent for humanitarian services under the USAID Ebola grand challenge. She is the innovations manager at Living Goods an NGO that is saving and improving lives door to door.more

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