Diabetic patients can now access refills for their insulin online.
This will help address the challenge of cold-chain distribution of insulin, especially to patients based outside big cities.
Diabetes occurs when the blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It is a disorder where the body does not produce insulin or does not use it efficiently.
Due to the unique nature of the online distribution channel, people with diabetes will be able to refill their insulin prescriptions online at MYDAWA, at significantly lower prices.
“We endeavour to expand and accelerate access to care for our patients all across the country and it is through partnerships like these that we are able to create a seamless reach ,” Novo Nordisk vice-president Vinay Ransinwal said.
MYDAWA provides 24-hour delivery while ensuring the cost of the product is guaranteed to stay low.
“As MYDAWA expands, opening fulfilment centres across the country, the costs and timelines associated with delivery will continue to fall ensuring better health outcomes for more and more Kenyans,” MYDAWA managing director Tony Wood said.
Njau said the arrangement affords the patient with a clear and direct means at the press of a button to access a safe, assuring and also quality guaranteed channel in compliance to all regulatory requirements.
The World Health Organisation has in the recent past raised concern over the rapid rise in diabetes cases in low and middle-income countries, including Kenya.