Soyapi Mumba is my friend and colleague at Baobab Health Partnership. We met in June on the plane from Lilongwe to Nairobi on the way to TEDGlobal. In many ways he’s responsible for many of the good things that have happened recently, as it was he who brought the newspaper article about me to work last November, and our mutual friend Mike McKay posted about it on his blog Hactivate, part of the African technology blogosphere. Soyapi has been very kind to me, helping me at the conference and being a great friend and mentor since we got back. He’s helped a lot with some of the journalists with whom I’ve been corresponding. I’m very grateful.