mPedigree, an SMS-based system to fight against counterfeit drugs

Written by

Yesterday Orange launched mPedigree. #mPedigree– an SMS-based system to fight against counterfeit drugs in Kenya.
The initiative involves printing a unique verification code, which is hidden behind a scratchable surface layer, on each packet or bottle of medicine. Patients can then submit this code via SMS in order to automatically check the authenticity of the drug against a database stored in Europe. Each request is free and takes only a few seconds to verify.

To verify  Send the sms to 3093 and you  must have orange line for now

What is your opinion on the topic?
Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at
Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
Kennedy Kachwanya on FacebookKennedy Kachwanya on Twitter
Article Categories: