This is basically the story of how Afya-Plan was started.
During a hackathon held in Nairobi at the iHub, Afya-Plan was developed under the hackathon's theme, "Solutions to improve maternal and child care". The idea was to solve the financial barrier to accessing health care services in Kenya. After being selected as finalists of the hackathon, We proceeded to Berlin, Germany for the finals and to attend the 3rd International German Forum (Deutschlandforum) themed “Global Health and Innovation” where around 120 German and international experts from politics, business, academia and civil society jointly explored innovative e-health solutions. After presenting to a Kenyan-German jury of healthcare professionals, IT experts, company representatives and ministry staff, Afya-Plan was awarded the best solution and was named the “Most Promising App” by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The award was presented at the conference which brought together experts from around the globe to develop ideas for improving global health.
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