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Kenyan innovators urged to enter $1 million healthcare award

Posted on : Friday, 26th August 2016

 Organisations with Kenyan innovations that are helping reduce child deaths should apply for this year’s Healthcare Innovation Award.

 
The annual $1 million award by GSK and Save the Children, recognises innovations that are helping reduce child deaths in developing countries.
 
This year’s award gives special attention to innovations that focus on the hardest-to-reach children.
 
The innovations must also have resulted in tangible improvements to under-5 child survival, be sustainable and have the scope to be scaled-up and replicated.
 
In Kenya, various organisations have been awarded each year, since the launch of the Award.
 
MicroClinic Technologies was awarded for their health management system in 2013, while their sister operation, 2020 MicroClinic Initiative, was recognised in 2015 for Operation Karibu a ‘welcome’ package for new mothers.
 
In 2014, the University of Nairobi was awarded for their vaccination wellness card.
 
Bridget Wachira, Managing Director, GSK Pharmaceuticals Kenya Limited, said: “When it comes to reaching the most vulnerable Kenyan children with quality healthcare, no single organisation has all the answers. So we’re always searching for new and different ideas, wherever they might be."
 
She said the award recognises that some of the best solutions to development challenges come from people living with them.
 
"Tough conditions can stimulate innovation, generating solutions that are relevant and adaptable. If these bright ideas can be shared across countries and continents, the impact could be profound,” she noted. 
 
Bridget Wachira, Managing Director, GSK Pharmaceuticals Kenya Limited , said: “When it comes to reaching the most vulnerable Kenyan children with quality healthcare, no single organisation has all the answers. So we’re always searching for new and different ideas, wherever they might be. Our Award recognises that some of the best solutions to development challenges come from people living with them. Tough conditions can stimulate innovation, generating solutions that are relevant and adaptable. If these bright ideas can be shared across countries and continents, the impact could be profound.”

Source : www.the-star.co.ke
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