Daktari Thabithi

Health care in Kenya. Statistics show that hindrances to improve the mortality rate in Kenya are caused by; lack of knowledge about medical facilities, lack of funds, luck of access to health facilities and lack of proper medical care.
Daktari Thabithi seek to address all these from a mobile technology platform. Subscription can cushion patient bills up to 50%, depending on the subscription.The service also: offers emergency clearance of hospital bills, links patients to medical practitioners that are trusted and, finally, manages client’s health status, by frequent communication, reminding clients of simple things like their daily drug dosage.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

Reduce mortality rate in Africa by 50% in the next 3 years and up to 80% in the next 10 years.
Curbing financial constraints that hinder citizens to access proper health care.
Making citizen’s understand their health and further help them keep healthy by maintaining communication with them.

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

Pona Thabithi – A bill cushioning service. Pona Thabithi covers up to 50% of medical bills depending on the subscription module of choice. One can have a monthly subscription to Pona Thabithi at 200 KES, which covers 30% of medical billings. You can also subscribe to the 50% cover at 500 KES monthly. Pona Thabithi seeks for Kenyans to receive medical attention without financial curb.
Medical Follow up – Daktari Thabithi not only links you to medical facilities and cushions you from hefty medical bills, but also follows up. It ensures clients adhere to the doctor’s prescriptions.It maintains communication through mobile technology. Medical follow up is a system that connects and reminds clients of the time and frequency to take prescribed drugs.
Muuguzi Recovery offers emergency loans to clients who need a financial lift for medical emergency services. Muuguzi can cover up to 100%. Client has the flexibility of repaying Muuguzi Recovery through small affordable installments.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

Use Mobile Technology to reach out since 96% of the population owning mobile phones, thus they are able to access Daktari Thabithi.

CAMPAIGN IMPACT

Aims are:
Building a steady health care system in Africa.
Reducing the mortality rate in Africa by 50% in the next 3 years and up to 80% in the next 10 years.

CHALLENGES FACED

Targeting illiteracy in Kenyans, who do not understand how the programme functions.

LESSONS LEARNT

There is so much that can be done in the health sector if we incorporate technology.

Technology manifests reliability.

COUNTRY

Kenya

CITY

Nairobi

WEBSITE

http://daktarithabiti.wix.com/home