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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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General Electric appoints Brenda Mbathi as East Africa CEO

Based in Nairobi, Brenda will lead the development of diverse programs with public and private sector projects and partnerships across East Africa

General Electric (www.GE.com) has announced the appointment of Brenda Mbathi as the Chief Executive Officer for East Africa. In her role, Brenda will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for General Electric in East African markets, excluding Ethiopia which shall continue to be…

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Kisumu County and GE Healthcare roll out new maternal and newborn health initiative

In addition to the equipment and training, GE Healthcare will provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) advisory support to the county

Twelve nurses and clinical officers have each received over 70 hours of training on the use of GE (www.GE.com) Healthcare’s portable handheld ultrasound device designed to help primary healthcare workers estimate gestational age, better plan and manage pregnancies, and conduct examinations that may result in the early detection of potentially…

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GE Partners with Ethiopian Electric Power Authority to Deliver 11 HV Substations to Improve Access to Power

Over 70% of people in Ethiopia have no access to electricity although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in the country

$40M project will aid the transmission of additional bulk power to the Southern and South-Western parts of the Ethiopian Power Grid Substations will increase economic activities and raise access to reliable supply of electricity in several towns Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business (www.GEGridSolutions.com) (NYSE:…

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GE Commissions Hybrid Distributed Power Unit for Digo Village

GE’s Hybrid Distributed Power combines PV solar panels, batteries, and a diesel generator to provide reliable, cost effective power to a mini-grid system.

The scalable micro grid system powered by a Hybrid Distributed Power unit will provide reliable, sustainable power to 1,500 inhabitants of Digo Village. GE’s Hybrid Distributed Power combines PV solar panels, batteries, and a diesel generator to provide reliable, cost effective power to off the grid communities.     The unit…

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Ethiopia: GE Power and FieldCore successfully restart production at Metahara Sugar Factory in record-breaking 20 days

The outage execution service of two steam turbines, which lasted 20 days, succeeded in bringing back the 5000-person workforce and solving sugar scarcity for more than the 100 million people in Ethiopia

Factory’s 5000-person workforce return to production lines after a 7-month plant downtime Successful execution solves sugar scarcity for Ethiopia’s more than 100 million people GE Power (www.GEPower.com) and FieldCore (www.FieldCore.com), the company’s independent field services execution arm, have successfully restarted Metahara Sugar Factory (https://goo.gl/E4VYTU) in Ethiopia, seven months after the…

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

GE is committed to continue partnering with Social Entrepreneurs to support sustainable healthcare development especially through capacity building and skills transfer

GE (www.GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 11 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa. The programme culminates in an investor showcase event where the finalists will present their respective enterprises to an audience…

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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease Ethiopian Airlines the first two Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI)-converted 737-800 Freighters

The AEI converted freighter accommodates eleven full height containers plus one AEP/AEH, a main deck payload of up to 52,000 lb (23,587 kg)

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group (www.EthiopianAirlines.com), has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS (www.GECAS.com), with the first delivery expected in June of 2018, followed by a second in January of 2019.…

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Rx Healthcare Fund Announces Anchor Investors

The Fund aims to address growing demand for high-quality healthcare services across North African and Sub-Saharan jurisdictions, through investments in high growth potential entities in three key sectors: specialized hospitals, medical diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals

Rx Healthcare Fund (“Rx” or the “Fund”) (www.RxHealthManagement.com), an Africa-focused healthcare private equity fund currently under establishment, today announced that GE Healthcare (www.GEhealthcare.com), a leading global provider of transformational medical technologies and services, is set to become an anchor limited partner in Rx. Following an earlier commitment to Rx by…