President Uhuru Kenyatta will launch the eye care service initiative.
The Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache said that the pilot project will be unveiled in ten counties.
“Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache has today, on behalf of the Ministry, signed the Data Processing Assurance Agreement with Peek Vision Limited,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The signing sets stage for the Launch of Vision Impact (Eye Care Services) Project by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, next month.”
The bneficial counties include Kajiado, Kakamega, Mombasa, Kwale, Vihiga, Meru, Embu, Kiambu, Bomet and Nakuru counties.
The project to be rolled out in 10 Counties will deploy a smartphone technology “Peek Technology” that will be used by teachers and Community Health Workers to detect eye problems at the grassroots level.
The project is an initiative of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Peek Vision Limited and Christian Blind Mission.
It will be implemented in conjunction with the Ministries of Education and Social Protection.