Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) through its humanitarian arm, the KCB Foundation will this weekend be extending 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.
KCB Uganda Company Secretary, Patrick Anok and the Head of Marketing Samuel Matekha will be representing 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 will be conducted by the Director General OF Health Service Dr Jane Aceng and the KCB Company Secretary on Friday 23rd October at Lira Regional referral Hospital.
KCB will donate 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.
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.
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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 recognizing that the safety of mothers and the babies was an important aspect of community development.
She closed it by saying “We thank our partners like KCB who recognize 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”
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.