Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business

Enterprise

Social enterprise accelerator for health innovators kicks-off in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13 – ‘Making More Health’ is a program aimed at helping social entrepreneurs in the health sector scale their solutions across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The program has kicked off here in Nairobi with a co-creation workshop which will culminate to the Making More Health (MMH) Accelerator.

The program – sponsored by global pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Ashoka, a network of social entrepreneurs – brings together some of the best experiences in social innovation and global health to improve access to healthcare systems across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Along with capacity building as well as technical and financial support to develop, pilot and test their co-creation ideas, the social entrepreneurs participating in the program will receive training on business model innovation, market strategy and scaling models.

Simon Manyara, Access to Healthcare Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim says the co-creation thinking workshops will help address the most critical topics in health care.

“We want to foster local social innovation and increase access to healthcare among underserved communities and strengthen the potential of these projects through the immense knowledge pool within our talent and global operations network,” explains Manyara.

Through the accelerator process, social entrepreneurs participating in the Accelerator will have access to a network of professional support, including Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka experts.

The MMH Accelerator combines Ashoka’s expertise in social entrepreneurship with the pharmaceutical’s business acumen and knowledge of the healthcare industry.

The participating projects address several themes such as providing medical care in remote areas in a more effective and sustainable manner, digital platforms that support integrated care for patients with chronic diseases, and increasing transparency within the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...