Affordable Quality Antenatal Care

28 Feb 2024 Events, Health, News

KimboCare, a digital health platform that offers traceability of medical services within a hospital to its impact-funding clients, is collaborating with M.P. Shah Hospital, part of its local medical network, to offer paid antenatal services. Over 100 women from financially underserved communities around Nairobi region are expected to participate.

The program, which is designed to reduce inefficiencies and healthcare costs, will be beneficial to low-income women and will ensure they reap the benefits of receiving adequate antenatal care by increased access to education and support: antenatal care provides an opportunity for women to receive information and support on topics such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management during pregnancy. With this collaboration, both organisations seek to provide adequate prenatal care which has been largely linked to reduced maternal and neonatal mortality rates.

Antenatal care is important for all women, but particularly for low-income women, as it can help ensure a healthy pregnancy and positive birth outcome. “A collaboration with technology driven impact startups such as KimboCare, allows us to explore new delivery models making healthcare access more sustainable for the ones who need it most.”, Dr Din Toseef, CEO of M.P. SHAH pointed out.

Select criteria inform eligibility into the program. These include confirmed pregnancy, residence in Nairobi metro area and proof of limited financial resources.

Members of the diaspora have previously lauded the effectiveness of KimboCare’s cashless solution that has now become a go to platform when they are seeking to support families back home in Kenya.  Similarly, organizations find in KimboCare a partner of choice to deliver lasting health outcomes at community level.

“It takes a village to build something that will fundamentally transform the way we bring healthcare to our communities. Our shared vision for a more transparent, resilient, and sustainable future is exemplified by the trust placed in us.”, Franck Tiambo, Chairman of KimboCare affirmed.

KimboCare has an established collaboration scheme with local medical institutions, including M.P. Shah and GoodLife Pharmacy. This outcome-based maternal health program is just the first of a series to come, as more organizations seek to purchase health outcomes from the KimboCare digital health marketplace and gain more effective progress against their United Nations SDG commitments.