GE Foundation Expands ImPACT Africa program to Address Critical Shortage of Health Workers in Kenya

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The GE Foundation announced today a new Commitment to Action with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to expand the ImPACT (Improving Perioperative & Anesthetic Care Training) Africa program in Kenya. ImPACT Africa is a sustainable training program that aims to address maternal and infant mortality related to surgical intervention during childbirth through ongoing training of skilled healthcare workers. This Commitment to Action, announced during the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, expands the existing program to train 25 nurse anesthetists and clinical officers, and its services to four additional hospitals.

GE Foundation’s commitment also includes developing a comprehensive perioperative care training Center of Excellence at Kisumu Regional Hospital to address each stage of surgical care and provide ongoing training to obstetric and anesthesia care teams. Additionally, the commitment will expand to include 4 additional hospital sites in Western Kenya. Program commitment over the next three years is $2.6 million for the expansion.

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