MYAFYA® the company
MyAfya is a social enterprise based in Kenya that focuses on improving the health and safety of people having hypertension. Our main goal is to support hypertension patients better manage their condition
We are committed to managing hypertension and its consequences, and delivering innovative hypertension diagnostic solutions that are reliable and cost effective. The solution is a combination of the device and an app that allows patients to do everything a variety of things:
- Keep track
- Keep trends in check
- Share such data with caregivers etc
Patients who monitor blood pressure at the local health facilities often forget to keep a record of the readings, as they only get to know whether the blood pressure was low or high on that particular day. We are therefore creating a culture of home testing where our users get to check their blood pressure on a daily basis at the comfort of their homes or their offices. We provide a platform where users can record their pressure readings, track their trends, as well as share their history with doctors and care providers and help them better manage their condition.
What we Do
It is estimated that nearly half Kenyan adults have raised blood pressure with the majority of them being men making it one of the highest prevalence rates across Africa. Only 20 % are aware of their hypertensive status and only about 20% of them seek medical control.
Most High Blood Pressure patients in Kenya are caught unaware by the disease despite a 2014 survey which established that Africa has highest hypertension prevalence of 46 percent globally where nearly one in three African adults is a victim.
High blood pressure is most common problem in the country leading to blood vessel and eye damage, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure because it has no symptoms for early detection. Most victims are completely unaware of the disease and much sensitization is needed
Many of those examined had been living with the condition unknowingly given the nature of the hypertension being asymptomatic. The number of people developing high blood pressure in the country is on an upward trajectory, largely attributed to unhealthy lifestyle.
MyAfya is an innovative program aimed at reaching out to high blood pressure patients in Kenya by educating and raising awareness and innovatively making screening services available and more affordable.
- High prevalence
- Low awareness rates
- late diagnosis hence complications
- Low rates of initiations to therapy
- Poor retention to therapy
- Vicious circle of morbidity and mortality
- Education and awareness – This will be through conduction of awareness raising activities in communities to encourage people to be screened and have treatment if needed
- Access and affordability – By innovatively making screening services available and more affordable
Who We Are
I am the Founding Leader & CEO of MYAFYA®. Focused on delivering innovative hypertension diagnostic solutions that are reliable and cost effective.
I am ultimately responsible for all aspects of devices platform, user interface development, code quality and general technical aspect of our products.
MyAfya is a social enterprise based in Kenya that focuses on improving the health and safety of people having hypertension. Our main goal is to support hypertension patients better manage their condition by delivering innovative hypertension diagnostic solutions
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