Tuesday
December 8
2015

M-Tiba Health App Launched in Kenya

Safaricom has launched a new health payment application named M-Tiba in partnership with PharmAccess Foundation and CarePay, to make medical payments easier and more transparent.

CarePay specifically deals with facilitating a payment solution between funders, patients and healthcare providers, while PharmAccess networks with government and private entities to provide medical funds.

Both companies aim to improve efficiency in the medical provision in Sub Saharan Africa.

When funds are distributed by various NGOs to low income groups, tracking their use becomes a challenge and this is what M-Tiba aims to solve.

“We are happy to partner with Safaricom to provide this new proposition that will create a situation for donors of full transparency on the use of their funds, reaching their target beneficiaries in a direct, efficient and effective way. We hope that we can convince donors to start using our platform,” said Michiel Slootweg, CEO of CarePay.

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

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Health Care, Technology
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global health, healthcare technology, telemedicine