Country of Operation
- Noncommunicable disease(s)
SummaryM-Kifafa is a project by the Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy (KAWE) that is designed to use mobile phones to help patients manage their epilepsy and inform decisions made by policymakers in the MOH.
The goal of the program is to reduce the epilepsy treatment gap in Kenya by empowering primary health workers, social service providers, caregivers and patients and compiling evidence base on epilepsy management for policy makers using ICT.
Key program components
Project will use ICT to manage information exchange between stakeholders in epilepsy care resulting in increased access and improved quality of patient care. Text to Change will design and implement the data and information exchange solutions, and behavior change communication, via mobile phones. The SMS platform will send reminders and information on epilepsy care to patients and their caregivers. Patients and their caregivers in turn, will send seizure diaries to M-Kifafa, updating them on their condition and providing vital information towards their care. This data will be sent to the Ministry of Health to aid in the provision of anti-epilepsy drugs to those that need them, and to Primary Health Workers for training and patient registration and data purposes.
- Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy (KAWE)Not-for-profit
- Ministry of Public HealthGovernment
- Text to ChangeNot-for-profit
- Safaricom FoundationNot-for-profit