PEPFAR-supported activities in Kenya focus on developing partnerships to advance mobile health (mHealth) initiatives. Learn more about how mobile phones are playing a large part in reshaping healthcare in Africa. By tapping into this technology, the CDC Foundation, working with the CDC and partners like the African Ministries of Health, is affecting real change in health care and is ultimately saving lives.
Mobile Health: How Phones are Reshaping Healthcare in Africa
Launched in 2013 through the CDC Foundation, Kenya's Mobile Post Exposure Prophylaxis (mPEP) initiative was developed through a public-private partnership with mHealth Kenya, a limited organization that links the public and private sectors in Kenya. Headed by Dr. Cathy Mwangi and supported by the CDC Foundation, the group oversees and manages mobile technology projects in the health sector.
Lifeline: Mobile Technology Serves Healthcare Workers in Kenya
For a trainer in mid-session, phones in the classroom are often more of an unwelcome distraction than a learning tool. For nurse Benta Oriaro, they are essential to the training she is offering in Kisumu, Western Kenya.