A healthy population is essential to ensuring balanced economic growth. We firmly believe that KPMG can contribute towards improving health for individuals in our community through our health focused CSR programs. Our CSR achievements in the area of Health advancement in 2016 were as follows:
On Monday 19 December 2016, representatives from the Firm’s Audit division paid a visit to the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN). SCFN is a nongovernmental and non-profit making organization dedicated to the proper
care and control of the sickle cell disorder (SCD) in Nigeria. The Foundation renders the following services: genetic counselling, diagnosis; including prenatal diagnosis of SCD, supervision of 5 dedicated sickle cell clinics across the country, exchange blood transfusion services, stroke prevention services amongst others.
The Audit Division supported the Foundation with:
• Advocacy using social media platforms to create awareness about SCD and the role of the Sickle Cell Foundation.
• Monetary donation to the Foundation for the establishment of a Bone Marrow Transplant Centre in Nigeria.
KPMG in Nigeria donated 100 copies of the book titled ‘In Search of the Perfect Health System’ (by KPMG’s Global Chairman & Senior Partner for Health, Mark Britnell) to the Federal Ministry of Health Abuja.The Books were presented to the Honourable Minister for Health, Prof. Adewole by Kunle Elebute (National Senior Partner KPMG in Nigeria) on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at the Federal Ministry of Health Abuja.
KPMG in Nigeria held a Walk/Run/Cycle for Cancer event in honour of Seyi Bickersteth (immediate past National Senior Partner KPMG in Nigeria) & Yomi Sanni (immediate past Chief Operating Officer of KPMG in Nigeria). The event was the first of several activities held to mark the exit of the two icons who retired from the firm in 2016 and to also support their preferred charity organizations.
The charity event held on Saturday, 17 September 2016 at the Palms, Victoria Island, Lagos and it was attended by KPMG staff, KPMG Alumni and representatives from invited charity organizations.
KPMG employees also made voluntary donations which were presented to the chosen charity organizations selected by Seyi and Yomi.
The Audit Division visited Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home on Monday 19 December 2016. Modupe Cole home educates, trains and provides accommodation facilities for children with multiple disabilities, children with intellectual impairments, physically challenged children and abandoned children. The home currently caters to about 450 pupils.
The Firm’s Audit Division supported the home by:
• Paying tuition and hostel accommodation fees for indigent students in Tertiary institutions
• Donating an 8 KVA generator to the Home
• Renovating a girl’s hostel, The Sister Regina Diamond Hall - With minor roof repairs, tiling of floors and repainting of walls. Employee volunteers from the Audit Division joined in painting the walls.
Award of Excellence from the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi
In December 2016, the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos presented KPMG’s Audit Division with an ‘Award of Excellence’, in recognition of the Division’s outstanding commitment, continuous support and donations to indigent patients.
Certificate of Appreciation from FATE Foundation
In December 2016, FATE foundation presented KPMG Nigeria with a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ in recognition of the Firm’s institutional support for the foundation in 2016.