GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have named the 14 African social enterprises selected to join the second cohort of their jointly-run healthymagination programme, which supports startups addressing maternal and/or child health.
The programme sees the chosen startups participate in a six-month, online accelerator programme with in-depth mentorship from Silicon Valley-based executives and local GE business leaders.
The aim of the programme is to improve and accelerate maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa, by boosting the growth of local social enterprises active in this space.
The 14 startups selected for the programme are Afya Research Africa for its STONE HMIS solution; Cedars Diagnostics; doctHERs; Early Reach; Liberian Energy Network; Maternity Foundation; MDaaS; MOBicure; Neopenda; Sevamob; Sisu Global Health; LiveWell; SubQ Assist; and Totohealth Tanzania.
“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 programme will continue to provide them with mentorship and in-depth training, accelerating health innovation and furthering our goal to increase the quality, access and affordability of maternal and child health.”
Disrupt Africa reported the first cohort of the healthymagination programme graduated earlier this year.