M-TIBA, has emerged winner at the just concluded 2017 Loeries Awards in Durban, South Africa where it received a gold medal in the Shared Value category.
The Loeries are Africa and Middle East’s premiere initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry. The Shared Value category recognises brands that profitably deliver value to shareholders, while positively impacting society through their business models and practices.
The M-TIBA Digital Platform
The digital platform for inclusive healthcare is transforming how people in Kenya are paying for and accessing healthcare. Just last June, it received the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award in the category Achievement in Sustainable Development, with a focus on Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention.
M-TIBA, developed by PharmAccess, Safaricom and CarePay Limited, enables people to save, send, receive and pay money for medical treatment through a mobile health wallet on their phone.
The digital platform allows for a more efficient and transparent way of connecting patients, doctors, payers and governments. This connection is based on a constant flow of almost real-time data.
It also provides a platform for healthcare benefits, such as vouchers and insurance. So far, more than ten (international) donor and corporate schemes are running on M-TIBA, including NHIF.
It has support from a broad range of public and private partners. This include the Dutch government, M-PESA Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Gilead and the Dutch Postcode Lottery, support M-TIBA.