Financial & Health Diaries

Enhancing universal health care in Kenya through digital innovations


Since November 2019, the Financial and Health Diaries study has tracked 350 low-income households in Western Kenya. All financial transactions and health events are recorded on a weekly basis. The main objective of the study is to understand how i-PUSH – a mobile technology-based program, including mobile phone-based subsidized health insurance and training of community health volunteers (CHVs) – improves health outcomes, access to healthcare and financial protection for low-income women and their family members. Additionally, because of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the study is also able to provide insights into the effects of the crisis on the economic well-being and health of the study population.

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