E-health solution for prescription drugs hits market

MyDawa founder Neil O’Leary during   the launch of the product. PHOTO| DIANA NANGILA | NMG
MyDawa founder Neil O’Leary during   the launch of the product. PHOTO| DIANA NANGILA | NMG 

Mydawa, a digital based service that is enabling consumers purchase authentic medicines and wellness products to providers and patients made its entry into the Kenyan market recently.

The app is expected to change how patients access medication.

“We have a vision to bridge the gaps between healthcare providers (drug manufacturers, doctors, pharmacists, insurers) and consumers. As a health and wellness brand, we are committed to offering the best products, through our platform,” said MyDawa founder Neil O’Leary.

The platform can be accessed by signing up on the website or downloading the MyDawa App from the Google Play Store.

To use it, browse the wide range of products available and select what you need and add it to the shopping cart.


If you require prescription only medicines, attach a photo or a scan of the prescription.

Once uploaded, the MyDawa pharmacists will verify the details and get back to you with an order summary.

Proceed to check out, view the items in the cart and select your preferred collection point.

Next, choose your preferred payment option and complete your order. You will receive an sms or email notification confirming your, location and delivery time.

Delivery is within four hours upon request to the nearest pharmacy to a customer’s home or office for convenience.

For prescription medicines, consumers are required to place their orders based on their prescriptions from the doctor, while health and wellness products can be ordered directly from the portal.And for those inquiring for drugs that require prescription, they will be directed to consult a doctor first. “We have a team of qualified pharmacists and technologist who will be going through the prescription list,” said Mr O’Leary.