While valuing our existing partnerships, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Postcode Lottery, which form the foundation of our work, this year we have been able to further build this foundation with new partners, who work with us on piloting and scaling innovative programs including;
John Martin Foundation is supporting the kick start of a mobile Universal Health Coverage model in Kisumu county, and ensuring that vulnerable groups are included in insurance from the start. A Dutch private foundation is supporting a mobile data enabled hub and spoke model for maternal and child care in Kenya. The Philips Foundation is supporting us to implement a small pilot on the value of portable ultrasound services in the Kenyan primary health sector.
2018 also witnessed the development of our first partnerships focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a costly, growing health threat in sub-Saharan Africa. We welcomed Sanofi as a partner in piloting a digital finance and service model for diabetes and hypertension care in Kenya.
We thank our partners for their continued support. Looking forward to 2019, we are currently formalizing partnerships to further expand our NCD work in Kenya, and to improve maternal and child care in Kenya and Tanzania though digital innovations.