A business coalition has been mobilizing support from the business community in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. National Business Compact on Covid-19 (NBCC) was launched on March 2020 through efforts of MOH, the business community, and UN agencies in Kenya.
The coalition convened by MSK comprised of competing brands in the hygiene business. Other partners include Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, AMREF, Association of Practitioners in Advertising, SDG Partnership Platform, and the UN Family in Kenya.
NBCC’s mandate is to accelerate local action and support government efforts in countering the pandemic. They are working with Business Fights Poverty and other Business networks alike on global best-practice sharing.
National Business Compact on Covid-19 has undertaken several initiatives in the fight against the coronavirus. In partnership with Laja Trust, JJF, 1000 teenage & young girls received sanitary wear to ensure their dignity is maintained during this pandemic.
Partnering with Rotary District 9212, NBCC distributed 50,000 bars of soap donated by Reckitt Benckster & Marketing Society of Kenya. The donation was a relief to families in Nyando, Western Kenya, who have been affected by the recent floods.
National Business Compact, together with AMREF & COPIA, distributed 3,200 handwashing stations. The distribution was made to vulnerable communities in Embu, Bungoma, Kericho, among other 44 counties.
In the fight against covid-19, the most critical assets are the frontline heroes. Nurses, lab technologists, doctors, etc. While everyone is busy tackling the pandemic, it becomes easy to forget the heroes and heroines of this war. However, KEPSA, Kenya Flower Council & Rotary took up the task to show our solidarity with frontline medical works. This was made possible through the distribution of flowers to various health facilities. So far, the team has visited Kenyatta, Mbagathi, Thika District & Karen Hospitals. National Spinal Injury, Mama Lucy & Pumwani Maternity have also benefited from the drive.