13th February 2017 12:15
Come hear the stories of two of Oxford's most inspiring MBA students: Ahmed Abu Bakr and Ndakuna Fonso Amidou. Both students come from developing regions where they managed to establish successful start-ups in the healthcare sector, and have already changed the lives of thousands of people.
Ahmed is an aspiring entrepreneur, a proven intrapreneur, and a design enthusiast from Bangladesh. He is currently a Skoll Scholar, pursuing his MBA at the University of Oxford. Ahmed has most recently been working as the Head of Product and Experience at Jeeon, an award-winning model of ICT-enabled healthcare delivery. Having been with Jeeon since its inception, he has an in-depth understanding of the business and has managed the human centred design process in the field to bring the product platform and service design to the present stage. Ndakuna was recently crowned the UK's best black student by the leading graduate diversity recruitment company: Rare Recruitment. He is currently a Pershing Square Scholar, pursuing his second masters (an MBA) at the University of Oxford. In 2008, Fonso Amidou founded a healthcare clinic in Bessengue, a small village in Cameroon, to address the lack of access to healthcare in rural areas with £3,000 of his own money. Today, his clinic, Centre de Santé HARDA, employs more than 22 nurses and two visiting doctors and helps over 100 individuals a day. The most work has been in prenatal care and birthing, having to date delivered over 3,000 babies. The services at the clinic cost about one third of what public hospitals charge and the little money they make is enough to pay everyone who works there. Starting a business in the social sector comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities for impact. Ahmed and Ndakuna will discuss these aspects through their own experiences in the field.
Join us during your lunch break for what promises to be an incredible session! For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insights-into-being-a-social-entrepreneur-in-healthcare-start-ups-achieving-impact-tickets-31775788238