Medical Smart Card

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Region: 
Africa & Middle East
Country: 
Kenya
Partners: 
Changamka Microhealth Ltd.;
Pumwani Maternity Hospital;
Activities: 

The Changamka Medical Smart Card allows people who have no access to medical plans or insurance cover to save money using M-PESA transfers. Savings can be used to pay for primary health care, specified laboratory tests and drugs at pre-contracted prices. In a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme with a maternal health clinic, the health savings plan was extended to antenatal, delivery, post natal as well as outpatient care in 2010.

Further reading: 

Changamka Microhealth Ltd 2010, Products and Services

Anyangu-Amu, S. 2010, Medical Smart Card Extended to Maternal Care, IPSNews on AllAfrica.com, 15 Aug. 2010

The Changamka 2010, Changamka Maternal Health Care Plan, Video (2m55)

[added January 2011]

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