KCB maintains a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility
Kenya commercial bank (KCB) through its humanitarian arm, the KCB Foundation over the weekend extended a helping hand to health centers in the northern part of Uganda.
The move is in a bid to help the country meet part of the set Social Development Goals number 3 (Good health & Wellbeing) through the donation of 10 incubators in the Northern region.
DG Medical Services Ministry of Health Dr Jane Ruth Achieng Ochero handing over the Incubators to the Gulu RRH representative
KCB Uganda Company Secretary, Patrick Anok and the Head of Marketing Samuel Matekha represented the bank and handing over the incubators at the hospitals in 3 events from Thursday 22/10/15 to Saturday 24/10/15.
The main handover was conducted by the Director General of Health Service Dr Jane Aceng and the KCB Company Secretary on Friday 23 rd October at Lira Regional referral Hospital.
One of the neonatal incubators KCB donated to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital
KCB donated 10 neonatal incubators to Health Centres in Mbale, Lira and Arua. Speaking at the handover of the equipment, the KCB Uganda Company Secretary, Patrick Anok emphasized the bank’s commitment to aiding the communities in which they operate.
Some of the babies that will benefit from the new and better neonatal incubators The hospital had 5 wooden incubators where only 3 are functional
He said “corporate social responsibility plays a critical role in our business strategy of responsible growth and connects us to our core purpose of making people’s financial lives better around the world” He also added that “We focus on driving our strategy of growing responsibly, managing our risk, and deepening our relationships and engagement with customers, clients, communities and other stakeholders. We support local, national and global efforts to fulfill our purpose of making financial lives better – recognising that we only succeed when others are thriving” [adrotate banner=”3″]
On her part, Dr Jane Aceng the director of health services at the ministry of health thanked the KCB foundation for the timely intervention and said she was glad banks like KCB were recognising that the safety of mothers and the babies was an important aspect of community development.
Dr. Kathy Burgoine, the Neonatal Lead at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital having a work with Mr. Muzamiru Kiirya Nkenga, the Branch Manager KCB, Mbale Branch
She closed it by saying “We thank our partners like KCB who recognise the value of the role played by mothers and why their health should be priority. We are proud to continue working with KCB banks on initiatives like these that support the development our communities”
The DG Medical Services Ministry of health DR Jane Ruth Achieng Ochero, the KCB Uganda Company secretary the top management of Lira RRH
With goals like improvement of the living conditions of the communities in which they operate, the KCB foundation continues to invest in areas like health, environment, education, enterprise development and humanitarian development.
The RDC Arua Mr Peter Debelo handing over the Incubator to the Chairperson HMB, Mr Ezati Ezaruku at Arua Regional Referral Hospital