Making More Health (MMH) is a long-term initiative, driven by Boehringer Ingelheim, to identify new and better ways of improving health globally. Since MMH started in 2010, a huge number of MMH initiatives have been launched by sourcing social innovation to provide more health in the future.
How it works? The company has embarked on a journey with our partner Ashoka, the largest network organization of social entrepreneurs worldwide, to explore the field-based activities of people around the world known as ‘social entrepreneurs’. These are individuals who implement new ideas to improve health in their communities putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.
Under the umbrella of Making More Health we drive Youth Venture programs inside and outside the company. And we involve our Boehringer Ingelheim employees on a global level into Making More Health activities.
Making More Health is an initiative where business and social values can be combined to unleash innovation and achieve both: economic and social progress.
Making More Health is a social-driven initiative focusing on collaboration and co-creation. Networking with local stakeholders and direct involvement of our MMH fellows into ongoing activities is an essential part to achieve more health.
A pilot project has been started in South India/Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the Karl Kübel foundation in September 2014. For several weeks, an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim has worked as an Executive in Residence program participant (EiR) onsite and learned and developed together with local stakeholders very concrete steps to make morehealth happen.
Furthermore, fifteen Boehringer Ingelheim managers from different European countries came to South India for an exposure trip and to find out more on the MMH pilot project. The goal of the exposure trip was mainly to learn, listen and experience how people in tribal, rural and urban areas in the region of Tamil Nadu live, which are their challenges and health situation.