Thursday
April 27
2017

Kenyans turn to the internet to raise money for their medical bills

As the cost of healthcare rises, even for those who are insured, many Kenyans are turning to the internet for help.

One such Kenyan, Jenifer Ngure and her siblings, started a fundraiser on Facebook for their ailing mother after what they thought would be a manageable bill, went out of reach.

The 82-year-old Aurelia Ngure slipped and fell in the house where she lives with Jenifer in February. It was a little accident, but was compounded by age and arthritis. She was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fracture of a bone near her hip, and surgery was recommended. After surgery, she was due for discharge, but her condition took a drastic turn for the worse.

Source: Daily Nation (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
crowdfunding, digital health, global health, health care