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Orange Provides Support For COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns In Africa And The Middle East Through Its Foundation

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By Francois Giudice, Correspondent France

 In the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, the Orange Foundation  is providing an additional €1.3 million(US$1.6million) in financial aid to the 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East within its footprint. These funds will be used to support national efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible and to help combat the health crisis and its effects.

CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa Alioune Ndiaye says: “To take on the health crisis in Africa and the Middle East, each of our 17 countries will use this aid to supplement projects that have already been launched locally in collaboration with the country’s health authorities. In addition to providing protection kits (masks, sanitizer, gloves, goggles, coveralls, etc.) and medical equipment and taking urgent action alongside NGOs, we are proud to facilitate access to the Covid-19 vaccine which is a huge challenge for African countries.”

Executive Director of CSR, Diversity and Philanthropy at Orange, and Deputy Chair of the Orange Foundation Elizabeth Tchoungui adds: “This support for vaccination comes in addition to the €5.5 million that was already made available in Africa and the Middle East by the Orange Group and the Orange Foundation in April 2020. 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 populations in all the countries within our footprint.” 

The Orange Group, which is present in 26 countries worldwide, remains committed to overcoming this health crisis hand-in-hand with local populations

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