More on MedKenya – The Winner of 2011 Pivot25 Competition

More on MedKenya – The Winner of 2011 Pivot25 Competition

MedKenya was developed by Shimba Technologies Limited. It won the overall Pivot25 competition and also won a category on health.

MEDKenya by Shimba Technologies LTD is a platform that provides symptom checkers, first-aid information, doctor & hospital directories. The product aims to make healthcare information affordable and accessible to Kenyans.

This technology evolved out of Tuvitu. Tuvitu is a mobile platform that contains content-rich mini-applications (widgets) which enable users to personalise the information they browse via their mobile phone. Tuvitu is Swahili for ‘small things’.

The team comprises a group of partners and visionary individuals who have been in the mobile space for over 6 years. This team is charged with ensuring that Tuvitu scales as a platform and puts Africa on the map. These partners are the Shimba Technologies, a Payment Platform, OEMs (Nokia), MNOs & the various content providers who have chosen to take this journey with us.

It is through this ecosystem that MedKenya was born. The team will be going to U.S. to demo the technology for possible funding. This is how progress is made. Their idea is fresh and the design was sleek.

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