• E-Health
  • Nairobi, Kenya

  • Derrick Gakuu, Director & Business Developer

  • Founded in 2016
Ushauri provides a simple user interface using a chat bot application to enable adolescents to seek and acquire healthcare information. It uses a chat bot application embedded in Facebook messenger that promotes mental health and wellbeing. The platform provides information about wellness, peer support and access, as well as follow-up to medical support. One in four individuals will experience a mental health problem at one point in their life. Depressive disorders alone were ranked as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease in 2004 and will move into first place by 2030. With stigma, existing work and societal pressures, there is a need to promote mental wellbeing.