Peter Akech

Kenya

Mensa Healthcare


For patients, Mesa Healthcare enables them to accurately communicate their prescription history with a tool that tracks them better than relying on memory through a personal portable health records system. Most Kenyans live in low-income areas and rely on small health clinics, which largely still use paper record-keeping. The lack of efficient and comprehensive digital records systems increases the risk of misdiagnosis and presents a missed opportunity to collect public health data. However, current digital solutions are priced out of reach for small clinics. Mensa Healthcare’s smartcard-based information management system will enable the centralized storage of digital records for patients and hospitals. An innovative pricing model makes the system affordable, and artificial intelligence can provide actionable data to government agencies, public health organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.