12.7 Percent Of Kenyans Don’t Seek Healthcare — Report

Each year, an average Kenyan spends 10% of their income to access healthcare. Digital solutions have entered the scene and are empowering healthcare facilities

Health minister Ruth Aceng receiving her covid-19 vaccine jab during the launch of the mass vaccination at Mulago women's specialised hospital on March 10, 2020. PHOTO/KELVIN ATUHAIRE

A staggering 12.7% of Kenyans do not seek healthcare when they are ill. This is due to high cost of healthcare services and ease of access.

This is due to a recent report on healthcare financing by the Kenyan Ministry of Health

Digital solutions have entered the scene and are empowering healthcare facilities to scale their operations and offer improved care to patients.

By automating the process through digital technology, the facilities are able to access this financing that is collateral free with ease through a digital process on their phones, enabling them to focus on providing quality healthcare.

In addition to this, digital technology in health has transformed healthcare significantly and at a faster rate compared to traditional systems.

It is a common occurrence for an individual or family to end up selling their assets to cover up for health costs, or to enable access to treatment of their kin.

M-TIBA has been able to offer revolutionary technology to the Nigerian market using the same model and digital system which is same solutions servicing two different markets thousands of miles apart, all enabling healthcare penetration.

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