June 30, 2023

Empowering Health Organisations Globally: Chat for Impact Accelerator 3.0 Launches

Turn.io in partnership with WhatsApp and The Agency Fund is thrilled to announce the launch of the highly anticipated third edition of the Chat for Impact Accelerator programme. Dedicated to empowering health organisations worldwide in harnessing the power of digital messaging for improved health outcomes, this programme offers invaluable guidance and resources.

The 6-week virtual programme, set to launch in August, offers  coaching and support to health organisations seeking to build and scale their WhatsApp chat service. As part of the programme, ten selected organisations will receive USD 25,000 to launch and scale a live chat service on the WhatsApp Business Platform, enabling them to connect and engage with their target audience more effectively.

Participants in the Chat for Impact Accelerator programme will benefit from mentorship provided by WhatsApp, Agency Fund, Turn.io and experts in behaviour change, conversational design, and AI technology who will share their insights and experiences in building successful chat services to deliver impactful health outcomes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from world-class organisations that have already made significant strides in leveraging digital messaging to create positive change and join a community of like-minded peers dedicated to utilising chat platforms to enhance people's health and well-being.

"We strongly believe in the power of Chat to transform healthcare initiatives," said Gustav Praekelt, Co-Founder at Turn.io. "Through this programme, we aim to provide the necessary tools and resources to empower organisations that are committed to leveraging WhatsApp's platform for creating lasting health outcomes and improving lives."

The Chat for Impact Accelerator programme is seeking applications from organisations with a well-defined theory of change, utilising digital messaging to achieve health outcomes through secure and private chat services. The ideal applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to building and expanding an impactful chat service on WhatsApp, along with the necessary team and time to do so.

Previous recipients of the Chat for Impact Accelerator programme have included organisations that have successfully utilised WhatsApp to coach individuals with diabetes, provide affordable and accessible healthcare services, and offer free mental health support and coaching.

"We are excited to partner with Turn.io to support organisations that expand human agency through the Chat for Impact Accelerator. As they strengthen their impact and grow in scale, we're looking forward to seeing this cohort work to ensure that all people can envision, navigate toward, and realise a healthier future." Temina Madon, Co-founder at The Agency Fund

The application deadline is July 15, 2023. The Accelerator programme will run from August to September.

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/chatforimpact23

About Chat for Impact Accelerator by Turn.io
The Chat for Impact Accelerator programme empowers organisations worldwide to leverage digital messaging to attain health outcomes. The programme provides support, mentorship, and resources to organisations committed to creating positive change through secure and private chat services. For more information, please visit https://www.turn.io/community/accelerator-23

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