Huawei has donated Kshs 1 million to offset hospital bills for needy pediatric patients admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).
Wind Li, Huawei Kenya CEO said: “We appreciate this opportunity to share Huawei benefits to these children who can now enjoy Christmas with their families. As a member of the UN global combat, Huawei is committed to partnerships that will enhance the achievement of the UN millennium development goals on health and child mortality as part of our corporate citizenship efforts as we approach the 2015 deadline.”
While receiving the donation, Richard Lesiyampe, CEO of KNH, encouraged more partners to support the hospital especially in the pediatrics healthcare services. He said that KNH is a hospital of choice to majority of patients who could not afford private healthcare services leading to the increased demand for the limited available resources.
He added that the donation will go along way in enabling them meet their cost of treated as well as offload some of the burden that would have ended up on KNH and noted that KNH will remain committed to mutually beneficial partnerships that will make it possible for the disadvantaged in the society access quality healthcare.
The UNICEF’s 2012 “State of the World’s Children” report calls for focus on urban children, who despite growing up in close proximity to modern facilities and basic services, millions of these children in urban areas lack access to electricity, clean water and education. They are also at high risk of contracting diseases due to unsanitary conditions and suffering from malnutrition, the report highlights.