M-Afya is a Maternal Neonatal Health (MNH) project that is located in Nairobi County, Embakasi Sub-county. The project is present in 10 private health facilities within Embakasi’s informal settlements to provide pregnant women with a flexible financing plan for maternity. It aims at allowing pregnant women to make pre-payments for maternity fees using lipa na M-pesa services over the period of pregnancy.
The M-Afya plan also disseminates maternity related health messages to women enrolled on the plan via SMS throughout their pregnancy.
This project is being implemented by Malteser International in partnership with the Ministry of health with funding from UK AID through UK government’s Department of International Development (DFID).