Code of Good Governance Award 2019 for NKF
 
Oct 15, 2019
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Petaling Jaya, 12 October 2019 – The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) was recently awarded with the Code of Good Governance by the Registry of Societies Malaysia (ROS).

The award was presented to NKF by YB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Minister of Home Affairs in conjunction with Himpunan Sinergi Pertubuhan Kebangsaan 2019 (HiPER’19) held in Muar, Johor.

The Code of Good Governance for Organisations (COGG) programme was introduced in 2017 by ROS which recognises excellence in organisational compliance with the five principles of code of good governance outlined by ROS. Organisations were evaluated based on their performances in fulfilling their roles and aims as well as maintaining the quality of control, efficiency, transparency, integrity and their actions.

Receiving the award on behalf of NKF Malaysia was Mr Chua Hong Wee(蔡逢伟), CEO of NKF. NKF was one of the four organisations who won this award out of the 40 organisations in Malaysia that were evaluated by ROS for COGG 2019.

“NKF is truly delighted to receive the recognition, which certainly bears testament to the tireless efforts championed by the often-unsung heroes at NKF towards our combined efforts to fight kidney-related disease while increasing public awareness about kidney health. This recognition by the ROS will motivate us to continue promoting kidney health passionately and helping various stakeholders to improve the management and treatment of kidney disease nationwide,” said Mr Chua.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, NKF Malaysia has proven to be a robust champion of kidney health since its establishment in 1969. Its strong commitment in increasing public knowledge towards maintaining kidney health while striving to raise the standards of care to kidney disease patients has helped 1,700 NKF patients nationwide improve the quality of their lives. Annually, NKF requires RM24.9 million to subsidise the dialysis treatments costs for its patients who seek treatment at its 28 dialysis centres nationwide.

It has also been actively involved with incorporating and conducting fundraising, public education, training and welfare initiatives as they champion kidney health and lead the battle in Malaysia against kidney disease. In July, the NGO organised the NKF Glow Run, a luminous 5-kilometre fun-run decked with neon lights in Serdang which included over 3,000 participants.

Among some of the other recent major initiatives towards its noble goals include NKF’s annual Open Day, World Kidney Day celebration, Patient Forum and Green Pen Organ Donation Project to increase awareness and battling kidney disease. Social media campaigns such as #SihatBersama and #GreenWednesday were also launched to promote healthy living amongst Malaysians as well as educating the public on organ donation and organ transplantation.

For more information about NKF or to donate towards the organisation’s efforts, please visit www.nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048.

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