Commitment to Action

ImPACT Africa

Commitment by

The GE Foundation

In 2014, GE Foundation committed to expanding its work in the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya to address maternal and infant mortality related to surgical intervention during childbirth through the existing program 'Improving Perioperative & Anesthetic Care Training' (ImPACT). Through this commitment, GE Foundation and partners will train 25 nurse anesthetists at a training center at Kisumu Regional Hospital and expand its network of trained anesthesia providers to four additional hospitals. Further, the commitment will develop a comprehensive perioperative care training Center of Excellence (COE) at Kisumu Regional Hospital to provide training opportunities for health workers in the region in different clinical functions like Emergency Obstetrical Care and Trauma Care. The commitment employs a 'Train the Trainers' approach and will develop dedicated trainers in each hospital to provide for ongoing training in the most rural hospitals in Western Kenya. The premier training at the COE will be a simulation training-a critical tool used to lead students through a wide range of scenarios they are likely to encounter in hospitals. The COE will leverage the simulation training and education materials developed with Kenyan Medical Training College-Kisumu (KMTC) and Maseno University, with the hope to serve as a model for other countries in East Africa and globally.





ImPACT Africa



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value






Commitment by

The GE Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Kenya Medical Training College, Kisumu Regional Hospital, Kijabe Hospital, Assist International, Maseno University, Center For Public Health And Development, Vanderbilt University