E-based health service MYDAWA finally rolls out in the Kenyan market

Dr. Cleopa Mailu, CS Ministry of Health speaking during the launch of E-based healthcare service MYDAWA in Nairobi on 29th March 2017. PHOTO: ALBERT MWANGEKA.

Nairobi, KENYA: E-health solution MYDAWA has been officially launched in Kenya with the view of ensuring patients purchase high quality healthcare, fitness and wellness products via their mobile phones.

Meanwhile, the government has embraced the mobile technology adding that it would provide affordable access to pharmaceutical products especially for patients with chronic illnesses and who require long term medication.

“This innovation seeks to address some of the challenges experienced in the pharmaceutical industry and it also provides the much needed technological solutions in the healthcare sectors,” Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu noted.

Speaking during the launch on Wednesday, MyDawa Founder Neil O’Leary said that his vision is to bridge the gaps between healthcare providers.

“As a health and wellness brand, we are committed to offering the best products through our platform,” Mr. O’Leary remarked.

Also present at the launch, ICT Principal Secretary Victor Kyalo said that the government has always been looking for ways to support private  sector in relation to ICT.

“ We have been looking at ways that we can support the private sector to develop innovative ideas and technology solutions that will improve the quality of life and deliver effective services for Kenyans,” said Kyalo.

The MYDAWA platform is a first of its kind globally to provide an end to end solution with personalized authentication, offer customers the confidence of purchasing quality medicine in a reliable, convenient and
secure way by enabling them to purchase authentic products.