This presentation was delivered by Julie Zollman at the private sector dialogue on achieving universal health coverage sponsored by the Kenya Healthcare Federation and the Private Sector Innovation Program for Health. The presentation emphasizes key points from FSD Kenya’s Struggling to thrive report describing the healthcare financing challenges facing Kenyan families.
CardPlanet Solutions Limited is an ICT company that leverages on smart cards and related technologies integrated to the internet to create robust “chip-to-cloud” solutions. It has a mobile money payment system that targets businesses and NGOs. It received seed funding of $ 100,000 from 500 start-ups. Their main focus areas are health, identity, payments and loyalty.
This research brief summarizes findings from 3 published papers looking at how M-PESA has affected the lives of Kenyans. It explores how reductions in transaction costs through M-PESA has enabled Kenyans to be more resilient in coping with the consequences of unexpected income shocks. These findings are based on the 2008-2014 M-PESA household panel survey conducted […]
The KHHEUS is a national household survey that explores health seeking behavior, the utilization of health services, health spending, and health insurance coverage amongst Kenyan households. The survey has been conducted three times so far; specifically in 2003, 2007 and 2013. The 2013 round of the survey was conducted by MOH in conjunction with Kenya […]
Sema Doc is a mobile application through which M-Pesa and M-Shwari subscribers can access medical facilities (e.g. such as hospitals, pharmacies and clinics) and health loans using their mobile phones; in a partnership between Safaricom, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and m-health service provider Hello Doctor. The mobile app’s health account dubbed Sema Doc Health Account acts as the digital […]
Pathfinder launched mHMtaani or “Mobile health for our communities” to promote healthier communities by using mobile technology to monitor and track the health of pregnant mothers. Pathfinder’s mHealth program equips over 250 community health workers with a decision support tool housed on its CommCare Platform to provider services for maternal health and orphans and vulnerable […]
Penda Health runs full service medical clinics. It allows for out-of-pocket payments through M-Pesa. It also offers Penda Family Cover which is an optional membership scheme that covers all Penda Health services for a year at a cost of US $35. Penda Health’s business model is based on serving a large number of low-income patients […]