Huawei donates 50 laptops to Beyond Zero to contribute to Universal Healthcare Coverage

Huawei CEO Stone He makes a donation . IMAGE/COURTESY

Today, at State House, Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received the first of 50 Huawei Matebook X Pro Laptops from Stone He, CEO of Huawei Kenya.

The laptops will be used primarily for the Beyond Zero Medical Safaris, as well as in Beyond Zero Operations and Beyond Zero Mobile clinics, helping improve the efficient delivery of healthcare services.

Beyond Zero Medical Safaris are three-day events that provide an array of services such as screening of the heart for children, eye care for the elderly, antenatal screening for pregnant women, repair of obstetric fistulae for women, enrollment into NHIF and assessment and registration of children with disability.

They take place across the country in partnership with local County governments and many generous healthcare providers who provide services for free to the disadvantaged.

With support from Huawei, Beyond Zero will be able to use the laptops to register patients, process them at the relevant health provider’s service desk, prescribe medication, treatment or follow-up actions, and get accurate reports and data.

The laptops are extremely high-quality with a tough body, scratch-free and high brightness screen as well as long 12-hour battery life so they are particularly suitable for use in outdoor environments.

With a touchscreen along with the keyboard, they will enable the rapid use of medical records software that will not only speed up the delivery of services at the Medical Safari so they can benefit more patients, but also improve the quality of care enabling coordination amongst the many service providers.

Beyond Zero and Huawei strongly believe in the power of technology to contribute to Universal Health Coverage and are delighted to be partnering together.

Besides, the first Lady received over Sh 163 million from  local corporates  in support of this year’s  Beyond Zero Marathon slated for March 10.

The corporate donors included the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) whose team led by chief executive officer Jeremy Ikindu Nguze gave Sh 30 million and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya which gave Sh 20 million.

Kenya Commercial Bank’s  CEO Joshua Oigara led his team in donating Sh 20 million.

MediaMax, Kass, Nation Group, Capital FM and the Standard group represented the media fraternity with their donations of Sh 25 million, Sh 20 million, Sh 10 million, Sh 12 million and  Sh 5 million respectively.

Royal Media Services presented the First Lady with an Open Check.

The remaining financial support came from Magnate Ventures  and Reelforge, a media monitoring Firm , who gave Sh 5 million each.

The Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT) gave Sh 3 millon while Coca Cola Beverages, Africa and Parapet Cleaning group gave Sh 3 million and Sh 2 million respectively.

Other donors were the Philips Group who gave Sh 1.8, and Toyota Kenya Sh 1.5 million

The Beyond Zero Marathon will start and end at the Nyayo National stadium and is divided into several categories including the  21km half marathon, the 10 km road race, the 5km family race, wheelchair and tricycle races and a special 2km “pregna” walk for expectant mothers.

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