16 April 2018

Rwanda: KCB Rwanda Donates Equipment to Avega-Agahozo Health Centre

KCB Bank Rwanda, over the weekend, donated high-tech medical equipment to the AVEGA health centre in Rwamagana District.

AVEGA-Agahozo is an association of Genocide widows.

The support, valued at Rwf5 million, aims at supporting treatment of patients at the facility.

The biochemistry medical equipment is expected to primarily support in screening and treatment of non- communicable diseases.

It is part of the bank's 24th commemoration for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

KCB staff held a memorial procession (a walk to remember) from the Kigabiro memorial site to AVEGA Health Centre in Rwamagana where they listened to testimonies from members of AVEGA and held discussions with residents and local authorities.

"Rwanda's revival will always be a lesson to the world on resilience, humanity and self-reliance," said George Odhiambo, the Managing Director, KCB Bank Rwanda.

"We empathise with all the families that suffered this great loss and commend them for standing strong and, most importantly, making significant progress from both a social and economic standpoint." he added.

According to the World Health Organization, NCDs are one of the main causes of deaths in the world today, claiming over 36 million people annually.

The common NCDs in Rwanda include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

"It is our hope that initiatives of this kind help provide sustainable health solutions to the community, which will then enable them to focus on improving the quality of their lives. At a time when we remember those who lost their lives, it's absolutely important that we continue to honour their legacy by creating a healthier, sustainable, and economically viable future," he added.

Rwanda completed a weeklong mourning period on Friday in honour of the over a million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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