Rescue services

Jubilee Insurance Secures $ 100,000 for Emergency Rescue Services

Nairobi Kenya, Wednesday 17e November 2021 – Jubilee Health Insurance and partners received USD 100,000 in funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to facilitate emergency relief and diabetes management services for patients from Kenya.

The funding includes $ 55,000 to deploy app-enabled Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and $ 49,000 for a lifestyle disease management program.

The rescue initiative will be executed by Rescue.co, an emergency response service that unites public and private ambulances into a single collaborative emergency response network, dramatically reducing response times.

Patrick Gatonga, senior health insurance manager for Jubilee, said the company is excited to work with IFC to explore technology opportunities to bring high-impact healthcare technology solutions to its customers.

“In the recent past, we have ventured into critical areas of digital technologies to support emerging healthcare trends. This has enabled us to deploy telemedicine, microinsurance, and electronic claims platform to facilitate the delivery of smooth and affordable health services to Kenyans, ”Gatonga noted.

With the new Rescue. With the co-Maisha integration, an emergency patient – or a hospital provider – can now press an SOS button directly in the Maisha FiTi app to access help in seconds.

Rescue.co brings together hundreds of emergency responders to facilitate rapid access to emergency medical services across the country.

With support from TechEmerge, Jubilee Health Insurance will see 1,000 families enrolled in the J-Care policy benefit from unlimited rapid emergency response.

“Improving health outcomes with innovative solutions in Kenya and across Africa has never been more important,” said Amena Arif, IFC Country Manager for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and Malawi.

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