M-TIBA is a revolutionary piece of health technology that can be accessed simply through a mobile phone. It’s a mobile wallet that can only be used for healthcare and it comes with exceptional capabilities: Individuals can use the platform to get insured, save money for themselves, or pay for their family’s healthcare. Governments and donors can also pay in, enabling them to reach the most vulnerable in a direct and transparent way. In countries like Kenya and Tanzania where most people pay for care out-of-pocket in their time of need, having a reliable tool that they can trust to save and access insurance for healthcare could mean the difference between getting care and going without.
M-TIBA goes beyond insurance. It also collects vital information about costs, quality of care, and patients’ ability to pay. This data is useful for everyone. It enables providers to improve healthcare delivery and empowers patients to make informed decisions about when and where to seek care.
This technology fundamentally changes the way individuals and healthcare providers interact. With a mobile phone in hand, individuals, however poor or excluded, count and their healthcare needs can be met.