AfricaScan offers regular health check-ups for Blue Spoon Kiosk's customers. Happening today at Kongoni. Those who are identified as high-risk after the check-ups will take health guidance and intervention by community health volunteers who use our app based intervention tool SIMWAY. With collaboration of local community health volunteers, we are committed to making community healthier without diseases. ... See MoreSee Less
We are happy to announce that we've completed 6-month pilot test of our health coaching smartphone app SIMWAY in Nakuru County, Kenya. We thank Nakuru county & Naivasha sub-county health management team, community health volunteers, all people in Naivasha, for the commitment and support to our project. The pilot study gave us plenty of learning and insights, with which we are developing upgraded version of our app. Wait for new SIMWAY app to be released on upcoming October! ... See MoreSee Less
The days when we only had to worry about communicable diseases are long gone. Changes in disease burden, lifestyle, and environment keep increasing Kenyan's risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which will be a leading cause of death in next 10 years in Kenya(1).
Obesity epidemic is one of the best examples to explain the issue. Surprisingly, 48% of women in their 40's are overweight in Kenya(2). That is an alert to call early intervention to reduce NCDs risk through screening and assessment.
This is exactly how we started life-changing preventive healthcare services in Kenya. Our best practice and knowledge in Japan has been optimized and customized to Kenyans by working together with the best partners of local companies and organizations, so as to tackle rising risks of NCDs in Kenya.
Source: (1) Kenya National Strategy for NCDs 2015-2020 (2) Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014 ... See MoreSee Less
Simway is a life-changing smartphone app based on the most updated theories of weight management and packed with cutting-edge technologies.
Based on the one we developed in Japan, it is speciﬁcally customized for Kenyans to respond to obesity issue we met through healthy kiosk business.
The pilot project launched in January 2017, working together with local department of health service and community health volunteers as diet coaches. Thousands of dieters are now registered in Naivasha.