The healthymagination Mother and Child Program — launched in March 2016 by GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship to address maternal and child mortality by supporting African social entrepreneurs operating in the health sector — has taken another step toward achieving its objective: selecting the second group of social enterprises to receive training and mentoring.
“Solving local health challenges calls for locally adapted interventions and innovations, and Social Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa are playing a major role in this regard,” said Robert Wells, Executive Director of healthymagination. “The healthymagination Mother and Child program will continue to provide mentorship and in-depth training, accelerating health innovation and furthering our goal to increase the quality, access and affordability of maternal and child health.”
The kick-off workshop will be followed by a six-month, online accelerator program with in-depth mentorship from Silicon Valley-based executives and local GE business leaders. The accelerator and mentorship program will culminate in a “Premier Pitch” event in Africa where the 14 organizations will present their respective enterprises to an audience of potential investors.
The (14) social enterprises selected for the second cohort of the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme are:
- Afya Research Africa – STONE HMIS®,
- Cedars Diagnostics,
- doctHERs (www.DoctHERs.com),
- Early Reach (www.EarlyReach.com),
- Liberian Energy Network (www.LightingLiberia.org),
- Maternity Foundation (www.Maternity.dk),
- MDaaS (www.MDaaSNigeria.com),
- Neopenda (www.Neopenda.com),
- Sevamob (http://Sevamob.com),
- Sisu Global Health (www.SisuGlobalHealth.com),
- Southlake Medical Centre – under LiveWell (www.LiveWellClinics.co.ke),
- SubQ Assist (www.imohedas.com/subq-assist)
- Totohealth Tanzania (https://Totohealth.org/tz).