Transform Health Kenya is a coalition of organisations and institutions in Kenya working on health and human rights, working with key and affected populations, youth, women, and on digital health technologies, all of whom are committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage through the use of digital technologies and data.

The coalition is coordinated by the Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN), a non-governmental organisation that advocates for the holistic and rights-based system of service delivery in health and for the full enjoyment of the right to health by all, including the vulnerable, marginalised and excluded populations.

Partners in Kenya

Our Key Objectives

  • Laws and regulation on digital health transformation are developed and adopted at national and county level by 2030

    • Advocate for the enactment of e-Health laws (national and county level) that advance the development, adoption and use of digital health technologies to achieve UHC

    • Advocate for people-centred digital health standards and for the standardisation of digital health services and applications

  • Increased adoption of digital health technologies at the national and county governments to improve access to equitable, affordable and quality healthcare

    • Advocate for the implementation of national government policy commitments to adopt and use digital health technologies as well as for formulation of policy commitments at the county level

    • Increase public demand for adoption and use of digital health technologies

  • Geographical inequities in digital health implementation

    • Most eHealth projects are being implemented in urban centres rather than marginalised areas where geographical inequalities and inequities in access to health care exist in Kenya.

  • Increased resources at national and county level to strengthen digital health systems

    • Generate evidence and advocate for the inclusion of digital health technologies in the budget allocations

THE KENYAN DIGITAL HEALTH LANDSCAPE

Digital health for UHC recognised by government

Kenya has committed to attaining UHC by 2022, and further has devoted under the Third Medium Term Plan, to prioritise digital health programmes as one of the flagship projects to expedite the development of the healthcare industry. The plan is for the government to digitise services and adopt technologies such as e-health, m-health, telemedicine and space technologies by leveraging on the improved ICT infrastructure and mobile penetration rates. This plan is in line with the Constitution of Kenya, specifically Article 43(1)(a) that guarantees every Kenyan the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care.

Lack of comprehensive legal & regulatory framework

Kenya has committed to attaining UHC by 2022, and further has devoted under the Third Medium Term Plan, to prioritise digital health programmes as one of the flagship projects to expedite the development of the healthcare industry. The plan is for the government to digitise services and adopt technologies such as e-health, m-health, telemedicine and space technologies by leveraging on the improved ICT infrastructure and mobile penetration rates. This plan is in line with the Constitution of Kenya, specifically Article 43(1)(a) that guarantees every Kenyan the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care.

Geographical inequities in digital health implementation

Kenya has committed to attaining UHC by 2022, and further has devoted under the Third Medium Term Plan, to prioritise digital health programmes as one of the flagship projects to expedite the development of the healthcare industry. The plan is for the government to digitise services and adopt technologies such as e-health, m-health, telemedicine and space technologies by leveraging on the improved ICT infrastructure and mobile penetration rates. This plan is in line with the Constitution of Kenya, specifically Article 43(1)(a) that guarantees every Kenyan the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care.

Lack of government leadership

Kenya has committed to attaining UHC by 2022, and further has devoted under the Third Medium Term Plan, to prioritise digital health programmes as one of the flagship projects to expedite the development of the healthcare industry. The plan is for the government to digitise services and adopt technologies such as e-health, m-health, telemedicine and space technologies by leveraging on the improved ICT infrastructure and mobile penetration rates. This plan is in line with the Constitution of Kenya, specifically Article 43(1)(a) that guarantees every Kenyan the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care.

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