Thursday
November 19
2015

Kenyan m-Health Startup Miti Health Receives $100K

Kenyan startup Miti Health, which provides chemists with business management and supply chain software on the Android platform, has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research ways of expanding the use of mobile tools among Kenyan private health providers.

Disrupt Africa reported in June on Miti Health, which has developed an Android application designed to help chemists streamline their business, improve productivity and save time.

The software allows users to record sales, manage inventory, generate reports, reorder medication and receive special offers through the platform. It was started by Stanford University students who had worked in the Kenyan healthcare sector.

The startup has now been named a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Miti Health team will use the US$100,000 in grant funding to pursue what it says willbe an “innovative global health and development research project” to assess ways of expanding use of mobile money tools among small, Kenyan private health providers.

Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, global health, health care, healthcare technology, startup, telemedicine