Dec 2, 2011
M-PESA and access to health in Kenya: Publications: FSA
Little information exists, however, on the recent initiatives that utilize the M-PESA platform to facilitate delivery of necessary services. In particular, what is the current role of M-PESA in facilitating access to health services in Kenya and what potential exists for the M-PESA platform to increase access to health care?
IRIS conducted a study which addressed the above issues using inductive methods to gather primarily qualitative information and a limited amount of quantitative data. The study was conducted over two rounds between September - December of 2009 and April - June of 2010 through focus group discussions, case studies, and key informant interviews in Kibera in Nairobi; Murang'a District in Central Province and Kitui District in Eastern Province. Study findings and additional literature related to M-PESA's use in the acquisition of health services are discussed below.
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