Kenya Red Cross Society App - The Power to Make a Difference Now in Your Hands

06 Apr, 2016, 00:30 ET from Kenya Red Cross Society

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Kenya Red Cross advances their always there connectivity with a unique, holistic, world's first humanitarian smartphone app that allows Kenya Red Cross to deliver on its mandate - alleviate human suffering.

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Kenya Red Cross Society has over the years garnered accolades from external actors in recognition of the Society's outstanding commitment to humanitarian issues, and demonstration of excellence in the ICT industry.

We have developed a mobile application on both Android and iOS platforms, an initiative that demonstrates our positioning and diligence as one of the leading National Societies in Africa using innovation and technology to address humanitarian needs and mobilise humanity into the 21st century.

"We are extremely proud to be the first National Society among 190 others around the world to launch the most advanced humanitarian aid app out there. This means that once again we have put this nation at the forefront, using technology to bring humanitarian services closer to the people of Kenya," said Dr. Abbas Gullet, Secretary General Kenya Red Cross Society 

A smartphone app built for the people of Kenya, a first of its kind, enables the user to access:

  1. Emergency Services at the touch of a button - using the app, members can call an ambulance quickly, allowing KRCS to reach more Kenyans in the hour of need.
  2. Emergency News and Alerts - the app allows users to receive verified, timely and life-saving information during an emergency or crisis. 
  3. Blood - the app will help KRCS mobilise donors to donate blood and address the current shortage in Kenya.
  4. Membership - become a member of KRCS and make a difference to the lives of Kenyans.

The Kenya Red Cross Application was developed and is powered by Connectik Technologies Limited. The development was sponsored by Willful Capital with the support of IFRC. Connectik provides a collaboration platform that connects an enterprise with its management, employees, customers and partners all within an open cross-platform, cross-channel ecosystem. For more information please visit: http://www.connectik.com

This is the most advanced humanitarian aid app available in the world today. The majority of humanitarian apps that are available to download can only do a specific function. The KRCS App has twelve functions that include vital features such as Emergency Alerts, Ambulance Services and Blood Donations.

The development of this application is an important milestone for the KRCS who will lead the global Red Cross and Red Crescent fraternity as the first National Society to launch this application. 

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