A Kenyan organisation is among the recipients of a USD60 million commitment to support medical solutions that offer fair and just opportunities for access to the highest level of health.

The three-year project, part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative, will help Savannah Informatics Global Health Institute develop programmes aimed at reducing health disparities in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kiambu, Kajiado, Kirinyaga and the coastal region.

Focusing majorly on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services, the project employs artificial intelligence-driven digital tools, local capacity building capabilities and collaboration with community stakeholders in these regions.

These measures will improve health literacy, streamline access to quality medical services and contribute to the reduction of maternal and under-five mortality rates.

“This grant marks a pivotal moment in our journey to revolutionise healthcare accessibility and delivery in Kenya,” said Dr Justus Kilonzi, president of Savannah Informatics Global Health Institute. 


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According to Maggie Carter, global lead and director for social responsibility and impact at AWS, cloud technology can help address inequities in global health to expand access to the services people need to live longer and healthier lives regardless of who they are or where they live.      

“Through the AWS Health Equity Initiative, we look forward to helping SGHI and other organisations worldwide use the power of cloud computing to advance health equity and improve outcomes,” said Carter.

 “This initiative represents more than progress. It symbolises empowerment and the unwavering belief that we can overcome healthcare disparities and build a more inclusive world,” said Dr Daphne Ngunjiri, chief executive officer at Access Afya.