ICChange partnership with Global Innovations for Reproductive Health and Life (GIRHL)

October 27, 2014

The ICChange team is proud to announce a new partnership with fellow Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Award Grantee, Global Innovations for Reproductive Health and Life (GIRHL). GIRHL has recently developed a new innovative technology geared at decreasing stillbirth and low birth weight neonates in the developing world. GIRHL will be conducting a feasibility study in Accra, Ghana over the course of the next 18 months to assess the acceptability and compliance of the technology in this setting. The innovation has the potential to impact millions worldwide by decreasing preventable antenatal mortality.

ICChange will be involved in administering the group’s GCC grant for the feasibility study and provide technical support and consultancy to help make dissemination of this technology a reality.

To learn more about GIRHL, visit their website at www.girhl.org.

ICChange receives third Grand Challenges Canada Grant for KCP

September 1, 2014

The Kenya Ceramic Project, ICChange’s oldest and most established initiative, received a huge boost forward this fall after being awarded a $100,000 Stars in Global Health Grant from Grand Challenges Canada (GCC). The award marks ICChange’s third grant from GCC, having previously received funding for the Kibera Medical Record Initiative (2011) and the Kenya Trauma and Injury Programme (2013).

The funds will be used to develop and expand KCP’s marketing and distribution arm, known as Ceramaji. The incorporation of Ceramaji as a registered company in Kenya will propel KCP into the next phase of development. The GCC grant will give Ceramaji much-needed capital to establish marketing and sales hubs in major urban centers throughout Kenya, and eventually other parts of East Africa. This will allow the ceramic water filters to by sold and distributed in remote communities with great need that have never before been accessible to us.

Stay tuned for more progress updates on KCP and Ceramaji!

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