CarePay is a Kenyan company that administers conditional healthcare payments between funders, patients and healthcare providers. Through our M-TIBA platform, CarePay directs funds from public and private funders directly to patients into a “health wallet” on their mobile phone. The use of these funds is restricted to conditional spending at selected healthcare providers across Kenya. With every transaction, we combine a digital payment with real time medical and financial data collection, to help make healthcare safer and more transparent for both patients and healthcare providers. CarePay has contracted more than 2,000 healthcare facilities across Kenya, with an ambition to drive healthcare inclusion for millions of Kenyans.
Jaap Maljers finished med-school (University of Amsterdam) in 1985 and obtained an MBA at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1987. After a short career as an international management consultant at McKinsey & Company he started his ‘journey’ as a health care entrepreneur in 1991.
Jaap has a strong urge to be innovative and strive for social and lasting impact in health care. He believes that an entrepreneurial attitude is key to making the health care system more accessible, affordable and of the best quality. Over the years Jaap has founded many companies that fit in this profile - Plexus (1991), Vision Clinics (1996), Alant Medical (2001) and Performation (2006). Jaap is chairman of the Dutch Children Cancer Foundation, KiKa.