The Kenya Red Cross Society has today launched its app to allow it deliver on its mandate – alleviate human suffering. The app will allow the public to hail an ambulance, become members and recieve emergency alerts in real-time.
“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 has an emergency services section to allow members to call an ambulance quickly, allowing KRCS to reach more Kenyans in the hour of need. It has an emergency news and alerts – the app allows users to receive verified, timely and lifesaving information during an emergency or crisis.
The app also allows KRCS to mobilize donors to donate blood and address the current shortage in Kenya as well as a section to allow members to become members of KRCS and make a difference to the lives of Kenyans.
The platform also connects an Enterprise with it’s management, employees, customers and partners all within an open cross-platform, cross -channel ecosystem. 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.