MTN Marathon Maternal Health Initiative Gets Shs250m Huawei Support

Huawei MD Liu Jiawei recieving a Huawei MTN Marathon Kit from MTN CMO Som Dev COURTESY PHOTO Huawei MD Liu Jiawei recieving a Huawei MTN Marathon Kit from MTN CMO Som Dev

In the spirit of comradeship, Huawei Technologies extended an olive branch to MTN Uganda’s attempt to improve maternal health in Uganda by offering Shs250m to go towards this year’s MTN Kampala Marathon.

Huawei Uganda managing director Liujiawei handed over a dummy cheque to MTN Uganda chief marketing officer, Mr. Sen Somdev at Huawei Uganda Offices at the Cube Building, Kisementi in Kampala to symbolize their commitment to this good cause.

The 2019 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon will be held on Sunday 24th November starting at the Kololo independence grounds with runners participating in either of 4 categories including; the full marathon (42Km), half marathon (21Km), 10Km race and 5Km wheelchair race/fun run.

“This year we shall run for maternal health once again, and as we all know, one out of every 49 women die of a maternal complication related to pregnancy in Uganda and it’s the highest in the world.

We at Huawei believe that this issue can be solved once and for all and make Uganda a better place for pregnant mothers. This then explains why we have come out to continue to sponsor this marathon with 250 million Uganda shillings,” Liujiawei told journalists. 

MTN’s Somdev said that with Huawei’s involvement in the MTN Kampala Marathon, they have positively impacted communities from the proceeds raised from the MTN Kampala Marathon.

“In the same way, our longstanding work relationship with Huawei has brought forth innovative digital solutions which have transformed the digital landscape for Uganda; and has certainly contributed to our vision of delivering a bold new digital world to our customers,” Somdev said.

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