Last week, Jacaranda Health won an important recognition in the first East African Health Market Innovations Awards. Jacaranda was identified among several hundred programs as the Most Promising Health Market Innovation in the category of “Organizing Delivery”, which recognizes “programs that reduce fragmentation and informality of health care delivery”. The awards event was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and organized by the Institute of Health Policy Management and Research (IHPMR), and aims to identify outstanding programs in the East African region that have increased access to health services, improved quality of service delivery and have provided financial protection to the poor and vulnerable. Other winners included well-known organizations such as Mothers 2 Mothers, PSI’s Tunza Family Planning Network, Living Goods, and Nairobi’s microfinance giant Jamii Bora.
We are humbled and excited by this recognition of Jacaranda’s work to date and potential to change maternal healthcare delivery in East Africa — and we are honored to be working alongside such esteemed peers. Faith Muigai, Jacaranda’s Clinical Operations Director, was on hand in Kampala to accept the award for Jacaranda.
Congratulations to Maureen Nafula and her team at IHPMR for organizing the event and awards. You can read more about the event on their blog post here: