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Ground Breaking Public-Private Partnership brings lifesaving medical oxygen to hospitals across the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

The President of Ethiopia, H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, and the Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Amir Aman, are presiding over the commissioning ceremony for the Amhara Region Oxygen Centre on April 4, 2019

The Amhara Regional Government, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, the General Electric (GE) Foundation (www.GE.com/sustainability/philanthropy), and Grand Challenges Canada announce the launch of the Amhara Region Oxygen Centre. Located in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, the Amhara Region Oxygen Centre will provide affordable and reliable…

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Amref Health Africa and GE Healthcare Partner to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in Africa

GE plans 20 programs, from 13 currently, to reach 3.5 million expectant women, mothers and new-borns and train over 3,000 primary healthcare workers by 2020, together with partners including Amref

Amref Health Africa and GE to develop joint programs aimed at improving primary and referral care with initial focus on reducing preventable maternal and infant mortality; First joint program in Ethiopia will equip and develop a sustainable delivery model in 24 healthcare facilities and aims to increase number of healthy…

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Photo News Release: GE’s healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Graduates its Second Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

GE’s healthymagination Mother and Child Programme yesterday graduated its second cohort of social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship that is designed to scale impact, thereby improving maternal and child health outcomes in Africa.

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General Electric and Kids Comp Camp Collaborate to get more Kenyan Girls into Science and Technology.

According to WHO data for Kenya in 2015, maternal mortality rates accounted for 510 deaths per 100,000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 36 per 1,000 live births

General Electric (www.GE.com) and charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO), today announced a new maternal and infant care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants [1]. Under the $25,000…

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Free broadcast-quality videos: 14 African social entrepreneurs addressing maternal and child health in Africa

The programme aims to continue to accelerate health innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa

On July 26, the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme announced its second cohort of social enterprises that will receive training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa. This programme has selected 14 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed…

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healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Announces the Graduation of its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Today, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa

GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa This programme culminates in a “Premier Pitch” event where 14 finalists will present their respective enterprises to an…

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Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Welcomes its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

The programme has selected 17 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed at improving maternal and/or child health outcomes

GE ( www.GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (www.SCU.edu/MillerCenter) launched the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme to accelerate health innovations in nine African countries The programme has selected 17 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed at improving maternal and/or child health outcomes The…

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GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

Today GE, one of the world’s biggest digital industrial companies, officially opened its R500 million 2,700m2 facility, the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg South Africa

GE (www.GE.com) opens state of the art Africa Innovation Centre The centre will leverage GE’s global expertise and will be GE’s innovation and technology transfer centre of excellence in Africa The centre will  enable skills and SME development in Africa and collaboration between  GE, it’s customers and stakeholders across Africa Today…

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GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa

Selected social entrepreneurs from Nigeria Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa and Angola will be taken through a detailed training programme

GE (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa. The program enables more women to experience better health by improving the quality, accessibility, and…