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Strathmore Business School, Duke University to Host Health Entrepreneurship Forum

  Sep 17, 2015

Thursday 17th September 2015 Nairobi – Kenya; Transforming Africa’s leaders in the health sector is core to Strathmore Business School’s endeavor, in realizing the country’s goal of a sustainable health agenda. In fostering this objective, as part of its 10th year anniversary celebrations, Strathmore Business School is elated to host the Health Entrepreneurship Forum, in conjunction with The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program at Duke University (SEAD). The Forum is set to take place on the 17th – 20th September 2015 and will consist of 4 events.

Policy Roundtable Discussion focusing on partnership opportunities between early stage enterprises and the public sector.

Global Health Investing Workshop sponsored by the Pfizer Foundation, which will facilitate a discussion with investors in the health sector to discuss how best to scale up the best ideas in healthcare innovation.

Health Systems Leapfrogging Event, sponsored by the World Economic Forum, this event will bring together healthcare leaders to brainstorm innovative solutions to improve healthcare in Kenya.

Health Hackathon in which designers, coders, health care entrepreneurs, and other creative people will work in teams to solve some of the pressing healthcare challenges in East Africa including how to manage non-communicable diseases, improving quality of maternal & child health and increasing access to healthcare. The Health Hackathon’s sponsors include BD, Merck, Philips, Google, Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute, Strathmore University and iHub.

Selected participants at this multi-day event will work in multi-disciplinary teams and use their technical skills to design innovative solutions that address the needs of healthcare organizations and consumers in East Africa.

The hackathon will focus on three thematic areas/tracks:

  • Managing Non-communicable Diseases (sponsored by Merck)
  • Improving quality of maternal & child health (sponsored by the Amsterdam Health &Technology Institute
  • Increasing access to healthcare (sponsored by Philips)

Members of the press are invited to attend.

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