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GE and Santa Clara step up efforts to save child mortality

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Recruitment of second batch of social entrepreneurs to enhance GE and Santa Clara University’s programme of saving Mother and Child is on-going.

The two players have come out to address Maternal and Child Health in sub-Saharan Africa by accelerating health innovations through its Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme.

The auspicious initiative was launched in March last year by GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship with view of getting remedy to high maternal and child mortality by supporting African social entrepreneurs operating in the health sector.

The programme 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.

Who should apply?

  • If you be a leader of a for profit, non-profit, or hybrid enterprise
  • Your organization must have been in operation for more than two years
  • You deliver health services directly to mothers and children from pregnancy to pediatric care
  • You have been providing support to mothers and children through distribution of water and improved health services.
  • You should be able to distribute, train, or maintain medical equipment.

Key Dates

May 5 2017, applications due

May 8 – June 16, interviews by phone

June 20 – finalists notified

June 25-27 – workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa

July 31 – online programme begins

January 2018 – online programme ends

February 2018 – investor showcase in Nairobi


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