NAIROBI, Kenya, April 7, 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 to help alleviate human suffering.
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.
It has developed a mobile application on both Android and iOS platforms in an initiative that demonstrates its positioning and diligence as one of the leading National Societies in Africa using innovation and technology to address humanitarian needs and mobilize 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 [smartphone] 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 first of its kind smartphone app built for the people of Kenya enables the user to access:
- 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.
- Emergency News and Alerts – the app allows users to receive verified, timely and life saving information during an emergency or crisis.
- Blood – the app will help KRCS mobilize donors to donate blood and address the current shortage in Kenya.
- 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 which is sponsored by Willful Capital with the support of IFRC and the participation of the Petran Foundation. Connectik provides ICT platforms for enterprise, partner, and customer collaboration and engagement that connects an enterprise with its management, employees, customers and partners all within an open cross-platform, cross-channel ecosystem within a highly secured communication environment. Hachim Badji is CEO of Connectik Technologies Limited which is based in the UK. For more information, please visit: 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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