KimboCare partners with the Swiss Re Foundation to deploy innovative health program in Kenya
Zurich, October 5th, 2022 – KimboCare has signed a contract with the Swiss Re Foundation, part of Swiss Re, a world’s leading insurer, to roll out an innovative outcome-based health program for pregnant women in Kenya, starting fall 2022.
Supported by the Swiss Re’s Life & Health Sustainability Initiative, the Swiss Re Foundation collaborates with KimboCare, an early-stage venture whose mission is to enable better health and well-being for financially underserved communities, to reinforce its commitment to advancing healthcare access in developing regions.
"We believe in KimboCare's potential to make healthcare more available, accessible, and affordable." says a Manager at the Swiss Re Foundation.
Thanks to its innovative concept of “health credits”, a Blockchain-enabled technology, the KimboCare platform allows better traceability of medical services delivered to a low-income patient, promoting health equities in global health access.
The EPFL-born startup KimboCare, which is very active in its primary market of health credits purchased by African diasporas for their loved ones, is scaling up its engagement with SMEs, large enterprises, and other organizations to accelerate its impact.
“We are very excited to see this strategic development further validated by contracts with high-profile organizations. We look forward to working with Swiss Re and Swiss Re Foundation staff, alongside our local partners (medical providers, NGOs, and public institutions) to make this collaboration a success”, say the founders of KimboCare.
More to come on this unprecedented collaboration to advance equity in healthcare access and delivery. Kenya-based patients interested in participating can already create a free account on app.kimbocare.com.
Let's share health around us!
KimboCare enables transparency in the delivery of quality medical services. Our Swiss-made technology platform enables our clients worldwide to purchase medical health services in the form of Health Credits, our innovative concept, for patients with limited financial means; those patients in turn use those health credits at dedicated medical partners in developing regions. Our health credits provide clients with transparency, peace of mind, and flexibility - all attributes not available with other existing solutions (remittances or insurance). With KimboCare’s end-to-end digital platform, clients support access to health services as often and as reliably as they desire.
KimboCare is the winner of the 2021 Impact InnovationAward by the New-York based Herbert and Audrey Rosenfield Fund for the novelty and transformative potential of its technology to impact healthcare access around the world.
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About SwissRe Foundation
The Swiss Re Foundation is the grant-making foundation, of Swiss Re, one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance, and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer solutions, working to make the world more resilient. The Foundation reflects the social and humanitarian values of Swiss Re. Together with Swiss Re employees and their partners such as social entrepreneurs, academia, and NGOs, they support efforts to strengthen societal resilience in countries where Swiss Re operates and in targeted developing regions. To concentrate their efforts and increase their impact, they prioritize two focus areas: Natural hazard & climate risk management and access to health.