Social Enterprise Global Health Initiative (GHI)
One existing collaboration between Social Enterprise and the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship is focused on global health. Social Enterprise is assisting the Ford Center's Global Health Initiative (GHI) in creating meaningful partnerships between industry, nonprofit donors and academia to develop products that address health issues facing underserved communities. In August 2006, GHI's first set of partners secured a four-year, $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to research and develop two affordable diagnostic devices for the HIV virus plaguing developing countries. The Social Enterprise curriculum will incorporate the challenges faced by GHI in producing and distributing these products in the developing world.
For more information on the Global Health Initiative, please visit their website.