GE Foundation Broadens Developing Health Globally Coverage

The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organisation of GE, is partnering with the Ministries of Health in Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar to implement programmes that will improve access to healthcare throughout these countries. The projects are defined through collaboration with Ministries of Health based on pressing needs. Projects include improving infrastructure with technology and training at public hospitals and clinics, leveraging existing NGO partnerships to build capacity, increasing the pipeline of primary care physicians in the public sector, and improving maternal and newborn care to reduce infection and mortality rates.

In this new partnership the GE Foundation has expanded Developing Health Globally to include Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia and this increases Developing Health Globally reach to 15 countries, including three in ASEAN.

Key programme features of Developing Health Globally include:

• In Indonesia, the GE foundation is partnering with the Ministry of Health to help increase the care and survival rates of pregnant women and newborns through mobile technology, and build the pipeline of primary care physicians in rural areas. Programme partners include Jhpiego and the Office of President’s Special Envoy on MDGs.

• In Myanmar, the GE foundation will partner with the Ministry of Health and Jhpiego to decrease maternal sepsis at government operated, district-level hospitals and health centres, as well as strengthen other aspects of maternal care.

• In Cambodia, the GE foundation is partnering with Engineering World Health, Assist International and the Ministry of Health to upgrade the technology at Calmette Hospital as well as 30 other hospitals throughout Cambodia. This includes launching a biomedical equipment technician training programme to improve maintenance capability for medical equipment across the country.

Launched in 2004, Developing Health Globally has helped to upgrade medical infrastructure and build human capacity in some of the world's most vulnerable communities.

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