The Orange Foundation has made a commitment to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccination in Africa and the Middle East as part of a campaign that will help combat the health crisis and its effects.
In a report made available to Financial Street, the organisation is providing an additional €1.3m in financial aid that will be used to support national effort to vaccinate people in 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Chief Executive Officer of Orange Middle East and Africa, Alioune Ndiaye, said, “Each of our 17 countries in the Middle East and Africa will use this aid to supplement projects that have already been launched locally in collaboration with the country’s health authorities.”
According to Elizabeth Tchoungui, executive director of CSR, diversity and philanthropy at Orange, and deputy chair of the Orange Foundation, “The Orange Foundation got involved from the very beginning of the health crisis to support preventive information, protection and healthcare measures and to provide essential supplies to the population in all the countries within our footprint.”
The financial aid is in addition to the €5.5m already given to the two regions, Tchoungui added.
The group is committed to helping young people and women find their place in society and ensuring equal opportunities are provided through digital technology.
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