During the month of May 2024, INCAE Business School officially re-launched the prestigious CAHI Jeffe Fellowship Health Innovation Program. In the 2024 version, the program brings together 23 innovative leaders from six Latin American countries. This program, which has established itself as a benchmark in the region, aims to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health services in Latin America through the acceleration of innovative initiatives in products, services and administrative management.

"The relaunch of the CAHI Jeffe Fellowship is a clear demonstration of INCAE 's commitment to the health sector in Latin America. Our effort that began more than 10 years ago in this sector will continue to be a driving force to improve health care in the region," said Professor Andrea Prado, Academic Director of the Program.

The program is generously supported by donors such as The Robert A. & Elizabeth R. Jeffe Foundation, Align Technology, ASSA Insurance Company, Hospital Clinica Biblica, CRUSA, Andean Health and Development, Meditek, Dr. Andrew Pedtke, and CAHI Fellow Ricardo Segovia. These sponsors have been crucial in relaunching the program and providing scholarships to the participants.

Andy Pearson, CAHI Jeffe Fellowship Coordinator, noted that partial or full scholarships were made available to all program participants thanks to donations received. "We are very excited to welcome a new generation of program participants who are developing projects that improve health care for Latin Americans. We hope that the passage of these leaders through INCAE will allow them to accelerate and increase the impact of their initiatives," said Pearson during his presentation.

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The CAHI Jeffe Fellowship has a rigorous selection process based on individual profile, project proposal and performance during a pre-program bootcamp. Those selected participate in three training modules: two face-to-face and one virtual, in addition to webinars that expand the academic offerings. Participants also have access to a network of mentors and alumni to exchange knowledge and receive personalized follow-up on their projects.

During the relaunch event, new participants had the opportunity to connect with the program's network of graduates, mentors and donors, who welcomed them. Notable participants at the event included Dr. Nathan Bertelsen, professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School; Adriana Gomez, director of Teensmart and CAHI Fellow 2016; and Dr. Jose Sprok, CAHI Fellow 2015, who shared their experiences and the impact of their projects following their participation in the program.

To learn more about the projects being developed by CAHI Jeffe Fellowship leaders, visit the following link: https://bit.ly/CAHIFellows2024. For more information, visit incaesalud.com or follow us on our social media @CAHISALUD.