The event took place at CHUK on May 28, 2020, following the King Faisal event on Wednesday.
Rotary Club Kigali Doyen and five other Rwandan charitable clubs are starting to work together to help change the world and resolve conflicts, education, fighting ignorance and poverty, improving access to clean water, fighting pandemics, and eradicating polio disease through donation vaccination and help the needy.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic caused by Coronavirus has been reported in China and spread around the world, doctors are among the foot soldiers fighting its spread.
Rotary Club Kigali Doyen thus donated Rwf 5 million to King Faisal Hospital and Rwf 8 million to CHUK.
The donation was raised in conjunction with Rotary Club Brussels-Renaissance in Belgium and another project called Chaîne de l’Espoir, which has been working with Rotary Rwanda for three years in the field of pediatrics.
Rotary Club Kigali Doyen President Sebera Eddy told IGIHE that they have chosen to help the hospital access safety equipment for its operations.
The Rotary Club already operates various hospitals in Rwanda where it recruits specialists in various diseases and support the treatment of some communities for free.
CHUK Director General Dr. Hategekimana Théobald thanked the Rotary Club for their support in various activities.
He said beside the donation given to the two hospitals, children born with heart problems were treated with the support of the Rotary Club which restored hope among their parents.
Rotary Club Kigali Doyen recently donated to Rwandan Biomedical Center (RBC) more than 900 liters of hand sanitizers and hygiene kits including 160 handwashing tanks worth Rwf12 million to deal with Coronavirus. It also donated another Rwf 3 million to support the charity Solid Africa, which cares for homeless patients and helps them get food.