GE’s presence has been growing significantly in Africa in recent years — and part of that has been in the form of medical aid to communities in need. This week, a GE team made up of leaders in GE’s African American Forum traveled to Africa to meet with government officials and business leaders — and to visit healthcare facilities where GE has provided solutions that include healthcare equipment and support with water, energy, communications and infrastructure development.
In the audio clip below, Mike Barber — who called in during his Africa trip — describes how the clinic he visited is making use of donations such as baby warmers, incubators, ultrasounds, and basic x-ray equipment. “What we’ve learned in Developing Health Globally has really enabled us to understand what some of the needs are [throughout the region] and how we can provide solutions for hospital systems all over the world,” he said.
The Developing Health Globally program offers solutions using products and expertise from a variety of GE businesses including Water, Energy, and Healthcare to address critical gaps in developing-world clinics. It directly impacts 4.8 million people globally through its $40 million commitment in 14 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
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