Oserian Development Company has signed its workers to a mobile health insurance scheme becoming the first flower firm globally and large employer in the agricultural sector in Kenya to embrace e-health.
The signing coincides with a visit to the country by Dutch investors seeking investment opportunities in the health sector this week. The mobile health wallet solution will be run by M- Tiba, a Dutch platform developed by CarePay in partnership with Safaricom and PharmAccess Foundation. The Dutch healthcare system is rated by Eurohealth Consumer Index as the best on the continent, for seven years in a row.
The development marks a key milestone for the welfare of over 4,600 workers at the expansive Naivasha-based flower farm and adds up to a host of staff programmes the farm has rolled out that have become the industry’s benchmarks including a modern daycare and breastfeeding (crèche) center for staff children and wellness clinics for cancer screening.