Editor's note: At this year's Annual Forum we will be featuring some of the stories of our veteran innovators, including Peter Gross, Marketing Director of MicroEnsure. In this post Peter discusses how his company has succeeded in growing.
Innovations in Healthcare and SEAD hosted a full-day workshop for East Africa innovators last week in partnership with ThinkPlace Foundation, a leading strategic design consultancy firm in Kenya with experience applying human centered design principles to complex public health initiatives.
From all of us at Innovations in Healthcare, SEAD, and Africa Capacity Alliance, we’d like to thank all those that attended the recent health policy roundtable on September 18 at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya.
Innovations in Healthcare coordinated two healthcare funding workshops and receptions in September with our innovator network in Mumbai and Nairobi to talk about the right type of financing needed to nurture innovative approaches to healthcare delivery.
Our team just wrapped up a series of events in Kenya. The week started with a series of innovator site visits and workshops for all the innovators in the third Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) cohort from the lakeside city of Kisumu to Nairobi, these discussions focused on many of the strategic issues our entrepreneurs are facing.
Could there be a more exciting time to step foot in Kenya? I couldn’t get that question out of my head as I fumbled through Nairobi’s bustling city streets, dodging matatus and street vendors on the first day of my summer internship.
From the moment patients get into a hospital and give their personal information to nurses, to vitals being taken, to collecting prescriptions and getting lab results, patients leave a trail of their unique personal information all over a health facility.