“We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences.”
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 trends in check
Share such data with caregivers etc
←WHY MY AFYA?→
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.
My Afya 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
FounderBorn and raised in a remote village in Nyeri County, Wambui Murimi is the perfect example of what determination and persistence can lead to. She has been the operations manager at Kleva Solutions since 2012 and her expertise has made the company grow locally and expand internationally.
She is also the founder of green villages, an initiative that mainly focuses on rural women empowerment and also educate them on ways to better manage their farms while at the same time conserving the environment.