Originally Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 12:15am on techmoran.com

GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is addressing Maternal & Child Health in sub-Saharan Africa by accelerating health innovations in nine African countries through its Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme which is focusing on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on increasing the quality, access and affordability of maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Launched in March 2016, the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme programme has selected 17 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed at improving maternal and/or child health outcomes.

The 17 social entrepreneurs come from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia and were selected to be in the programme’s first cohort and are currently attending a three-day, in-person workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

The initial workshop will be followed by a six-month, online accelerator programme, where mentorship will be provided by high-profile Silicon Valley-based executives who have themselves undergone mentorship training by Miller Center. This accelerator and mentorship programme will culminate in a “Premier Pitch” event in Africa where the 17 participants will present their respective enterprises to an audience of potential investors.

The social enterprises selected for the healthymagination Mother & Child programme include:

  • Access Afya-Kenya led by Dr. Daphne Ngunjiri.
  • ayzh based in Kenya led by  Habib Anwar and Zubaida Bai.
  • Health Builders based in Rwandaled by Tyler Nelson.
  • Health-E-Net based in Kenya led by Pratap Kumar.
  • Hewa Tele based in Kenya led by Steve Alred Adudans.
  • LifeNet International based in Uganda, Burundi and DRC led by Stefanie Weiland.
  • Live Well Social Enterprise Business based in Zambia led by Charles Kalonga.
  • Lwala Community Alliance based in Kenya led by Julius Mbeya and Ash Lauren Rogers.
  • Nurture Africa based in Uganda led by Brian Iredale.
  • Outreach Medical Services based in Nigeria led by Dr. Segun Ebitanmi.
  • Peach Health based in Ghana led by Cobby Amoah
  • PurpleSource Healthcare based in Nigeria led by Olufemi Sunmonu.
  • SaferMom based in Nigeria led by AdeloyeOlanrewaju.
  • Telemed Medical Services based in Ethiopia led by Yohans Emiru.
  • The Shanti Uganda Society based in Uganda led by Natalie Angell-Besseling.
  • Tulivu Imaging based in Kenya led by Matthew Rehrig.
  • Village Hopecore International based in Kenya led by Anne Gildea.