Nairobi, Kenya 19/05/2023… Smart Applications International, a leading technology company, demonstrated its commitment to social responsibility by presenting a generous donation of KES 350,000 to support the Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Annual Cancer Walk. The donation was made during a special ceremony held at Gertrude Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, underscoring Smart Applications' dedication to making a positive impact in the community.
Through its Corporate Social Investment arm, known as Smart Touch of Gold, the company actively supports various community initiatives addressing a wide range of needs. In this instance, the focus of the event, scheduled for Sunday, May 21st, is to raise awareness about paediatric cancers and gather resources to combat cancer effectively.
"We are honored to present this donation to the Gertrude's Hospital Foundation Annual Cancer Walk," Remarked Esther Macharia, Head of Hospital Operations, at Smart Applications International. "At Smart Applications, we recognize the importance of supporting causes that have a direct and positive impact on people's lives. By contributing to this walk, we aim to raise awareness about pediatric cancers and provide much-needed resources for the fight against cancer. We are proud to stand alongside the Gertrude's Hospital Foundation in their mission to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families."
"Smart Applications has established enduring and supportive partnerships with hospitals not only in Kenya but also beyond. Our commitment lies in fostering initiatives that truly enrich the communities we serve. Through the impactful programs of Smart Touch of Gold and Arms of Care, we are dedicated to extending this grace and support to our local communities." Remarked Mr. Harrison Muiru, Group Managing Director, Smart Applications International.
Speaking about the event, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, CEO, Dr. Robert Nyarango encouraged the public to participate in the walk to help fight the growing cancer epidemic.
“Thousands of children are fighting cancer in this country each year. For many of them, diagnosis and treatment are out of reach. The number of new cases is rising alarmingly, especially considering that many people including health workers may not recognise the symptoms or access early diagnosis and treatment. While 80% of childhood cancers are treatable, only 1 out of 10 children are cured of cancer in Kenya.”
The CEO affirmed that Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is at the forefront of improving outcomes for children fighting cancer.
“This requires a multi-stakeholder and multi-faceted approach that brings together financing, human capital, and facilities to reach even the most vulnerable with life-saving care,” said Dr. Nyarango.
About Smart Applications International
Smart Applications International is a leading ICT solutions provider delivering a wide range of world-class technological solutions. Fondly known as Smart within the industry, the company was founded to provide innovative, secure, and high-tech solutions in Africa and beyond. Currently Smart has operations in more than 11 counties in Africa with over 7200 hospitals using our biometrics system and over 100 healthcare and insurance schemes.