Jasper Westerlink, Philips Africa, CEO commended Kenya Red Cross Society for accepting to partner with Philips Foundation, saying that this is the only sure of reaching out to communities with health lifestyle education.” Since 2017, when we first partnered with Red Cross, we have donated 17 AEDs and as a result, we have noted increased utilization, saving 88 lives from cardiac arrest.”
H.E Jackson Mandago, Governor of Uasin Gishu, lauded Kenya Red Cross for a commendable work in addressing NCDs and other humanitarian works on health and water in the county. Appreciating the Philips donation of 25 AEDs, he committed to encourage public healthy living efforts by creating bike paths and preserving public playgrounds. He also he asked Kenya Red Cross to ensure that there are some AEDs within Uasin Gishu County.
Philips Through this partnership, the campaign targeted to reach 1000 + general public with SCA, CPR and AED resuscitation information.
With the rising incidence of Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Kenya, Dr Mohammed Asha, called on governments to invest on NCDs management interventions which are very essential for achieving the global target of a 25% relative reduction in the risk of premature mortality from NCDs by 2025, and the SDG target of a one-third reduction in premature deaths from NCDs by 2030.
E-Plus is developing sustainable partnerships with organizations like Philips to train public on SCA, CPR, AED resuscitation.