Safaricom commits to closely collaborate through a Kenya mobile health (mHealth) partnership to develop the needed enterprise architecture for mHealth solutions at national scale
Description/achievement of initiative
Safaricom, the leading provider of converged communications solutions in Kenya, commits to closely collaborate through a Kenya mobile health (mHealth) partnership with the Kenyan Government, Civil Society Organisations such as World Vision Kenya, Care Kenya, NetHope, mHealth Alliance, and others to develop the needed enterprise architecture for mHealth solutions at national scale. It further commits to provide integrated mHealth solutions to 20,000 community health workers with an initial focus of reaching 1.5m pregnant women in Kenya with mHealth services; provide an affordable and convenient saving option for healthcare during their pregnancy and post natal care that suits their economic status, using its M-PESA solution that currently has over 14 million users; support the Government of Kenya with its mobile based District Health Information System expansion for community health workers, connecting them to quality health service providers via virtual call centres manned by medical professionals and access to health information on their portal and via SMS based solutions. The Safaricom leadership team will also encourage other African business, especially mobile phone providers in other countries in Africa, to make similar commitments to the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy.
Kenyan Government; World Vision Kenya; Care Kenya; NetHope; mHealth Alliance