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Safaricom adds mobile muscle to Kenya’s medical insurance

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Mobile payment platform M-Pesa, developed by Safaricom, will serve as the premium collection platform for Linda Jamii, a micro-insurance health cover offering established through partners Britam, Safaricom Limited and Changamka Micro-insurance.

The companies have jointly launched an affordable micro-insurance health cover which will widen the bracket of the population with access to medical insurance.

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Colby Warner (second from the right) at the Changamka MicroHealth office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Using Mobile Technology to Distribute Affordable Healthcare in Kenya

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When I wrote my application essays last year, I romanticized about a career where I could use my business skills to improve access and quality to healthcare across the globe. At the time, I had no idea how I was going to make that vision a reality, but when the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) made its way on campus, I realized that was the missing link that I was looking for.

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Affordable medical insurance now a reality .

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Safaricom, Britam and Changamka Micro-Insurance have jointly launched an affordable micro-insurance health cover which will widen the bracket of the population with access to healthcare. The product known as Linda Jamii provides a family premium cover at an annual subscription of 12,000 KES for a cover value of 290,000 KEs

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Smart cards to stem maternal deaths

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An estimated 7,000 women in Kenya die annually from pregnancy-related complications due to inability to access medical care. Another 52 out of 1,000 children die at birth. But this is set to change with the introduction of a new smart card payment platform.It is now easier for pregnant women to deliver in hospitals without the pains of carrying hard cash, thanks to the introduction of mobile money transfer technology.

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Access to Affordable Quality Healthcare Through M-KADI Medical Savings e-card

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Access to basic healthcare in Kenya is still a challenge to majority poor and increasingly, the low income earners who have to juggle to make ends meet and face the demands for high cost of living. It is said that only 1 percent of Kenyans are covered by contributory schemes meaning that most people will resort to seeking contributions from friends and family whenever there is a medical emergency, while others will self-medicate with dire consequences sometimes leading to death.

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