Community health workers are trained to use a paper-based Mashavu data collection system to better monitor assigned households. Personal summaries and vital measurements are provided to village dispensaries and then digitized via OCR for future reference. This enables communities to undertake targeted campaigns addressing the most relevant health issues.

 Digital Village

In Kenya, Mashavu’s web-based system is accessed by operators at Safaricom Digital Villages. Customers can pay to have their vitals measured and undergo a full assessment of their current health state. The information is then sent to a medical professional who responds with a recommendation within 20 minutes.


Mashavu kiosks close the physical distance between healthcare providers and members of remote communities. Villagers visit Mashavu to determine if their problem warrants a lengthy and expensive commute to a health facility. Further, regular Mashavu visits can lead to early detection of issues and reduction of long-term health costs.