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Kenyan health expert joins key global Universal Health Coverage team

Smile Train Vice President and Regional Director for Africa Dr. Esther Njoroge-Muriithi has been selected to serve as an Advisory Group Member for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) for UHC2030.

Dr. Njoroge-Muriithi has represented Smile Train on several Civil Society Organization (CSO) platforms and events including the G4 Alliance, CORE Group and UNGA73 side events advocating for Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The CSEM is a growing global civil society movement with over 1000 members from more than 850 organizations in 100+ countries. Membership in the CSEM is open to all civil society representatives advancing health, financing and governance agendas that relate to achieving UHC.

As a member of the Advisory Group, she will help strengthen a broad and inclusive UHC movement, which aims to influence policy design and implementation and facilitate citizen-led accountability. Her voice will join other strong CSO voices to contribute significantly to UHC2030, ensuring systematic attention …

Mobile-based medical insurance claims platform launched in Kenya

AAR Insurance Kenya has launched a service that enables customers to manage medical expenses using their mobile phones. The new service replaces a smart card that clients have been using to access treatment at health facilities over the years.

This will be implemented together with CarePay and is a modification of the old M-TIBA. AAR Insurance Kenya Managing Director, Nixon Shigoli, says the mobile platform, allows clients to access their medical benefits via their mobile phones, thus ensuring convenience. The new platform will also help curb fraud by creating transparency of medical expenses for the client, insurer, and provider. It also gives clients control of their benefits while accessing treatment.

CarePay gives people the power to care by connecting health payers, beneficiaries and healthcare providers through its mobile platform. In Kenya M-TIBA is developed and managed by CarePay Limited.

 “Our clients do not have to walk around with medical cards …