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The Safe Hands Kenya Alliance Unites Tech sector in fight against Covid-19

Safe Hands Kenya Alliance Invests in a Homegrown blueprint for tackling Covid-19


Top Kenyan startup companies Jumia, Copia, Twiga, Lynk, Ushahidi, KOKO Networks, and MKOPA are donating their platforms to Safe Hands Kenya. This is part of a broad coalition of the Kenyan corporate sector and several community organizations offering mass sanitation to the public alongside free sanitizers, soap, masks, and surface disinfectants.

The collective initiative intends to roll out a mass nationwide campaign to ensure access to proper sanitation and information as to why on it is important.

Safe Hands Kenya will be working with a team of inputs providers, tech firms, distribution specialists, manufacturers, community NGOs, and behavior change experts. They intend to create an IoT-enabled supply chain platform where complex logistics can be planned out carefully.

Relying on a homegrown strategy to create local solutions for local problems, the alliance will rely greatly on technological solutions to expand its footprint to hundreds of thousands of retailers who are directly linked to customers. Members bound themselves to operate within the three principles of zero profit margin, invest in speedy delivery processes, and ensure maximum reach is achieved.

The CEO for Safe Hands Kenya is Andrew Waititu, who previously headed GE Healthcare East Africa. The initiative has also been endorsed by the Deputy Director of Africa CDC, Dr. Ahmed Ogwell. 

The mass movement of goods and services up and down their supply chain has the impact of revamping economic activity in the wake of a battered economy. Sectors targeted by the stimulus are local manufacturing and supply chain networks. Long-term, the program will invest in promoting sustainable hygiene behaviors and practices so as to counter other sanitation-based death and disease.


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