GE receives second group in health plan

Business Daily Kenya:  General Electrics (GE) is receiving entries for the second cohort of the healthymagination programme aimed at combat...

Business Daily Kenya: 

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General Electrics (GE) is receiving entries for the second cohort of the healthymagination programme aimed at combating maternal and child mortality in Kenya and the region.

It is part of a partnership between GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship designed to train and mentor social entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa.

Selectees would be equipped with a blend of Silicon Valley entrepreneurial skills and venture impact investing to improve their business model in maternal and child healthcare.

Healthymagination training which is in its second season is also geared to stimulate growth of commercial maternal healthcare services in the region.

Director of Strategy, GE healthymagination, Robert Wells is upbeat the programme will ultimately reduce mother and child mortality in the Africa.

“GE is passionate about the programme we will continue to invest in the programme because of impact it will have on people and communities in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said during a media engagement.

Nine Kenyans were among 17 Africa  social entrepreneurs in the health sector absorbed in the first season.

They have already been imparted with skills to bolster their business models.

The Healthymagination mother and child programme was launched last year by GE and Santa Clara University’s to address maternal and child mortality by supporting African social entrepreneurs operating in the health sector.

It offers an impact-generating opportunity for growing enterprises and provides mentees with the opportunity to connect with insightful Silicon Valley executive mentors and learn from the best through a structured online curriculum.

It blends Silicon Valley entrepreneurial acumen with venture impact investing to tackle in maternal and child mortality, where the social enterprises profit.

t blends Silicon Valley entrepreneurial acumen with venture impact investing to tackle in maternal and child mortality, where the social enterprises profit.

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