How Shilton Ulomi is rethinking Tanzania’s health insurance systems


Out-of-pocket payments pose a major barrier to accessing quality healthcare services in many African countries as health insurance inclusion is still very low. Having witnessed the hassle of obtaining health insurance while in college, Shilton Ulomi and his partners built the MyHI App platform to ease the process of purchasing health insurance.

MyHI App is a digital platform that enables users to conveniently buy and use health insurance via mobile phones. Users can access digital insurance through the platform by choosing any of the available packages based on their needs and paying via mobile money.

By streamlining the process of health insurance acquisition, MyHi App is solving a pertinent issue in Tanzania’s health sector. It therefore comes as no surprise that the solution is attracting several potential partners, with Tanzanians eagerly looking forward to the product launch.