Fresenius Medical Care: donates 250,000 euros to UNICEF – fight against COVID-19 pandemic marks company’s 25th anniversary
Fresenius medical care, the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with kidney disease, donated 250,000 euros To Unicef, the The United Nations Children’s Fund, to mark the 25th anniversary of the company. Unicef will use the donation to support the COVAX vaccination initiative to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in approximately 140 countries. Unicef ships COVID-19 vaccines and other equipment around the world. With 250,000 eurosUnicef is capable, for example, of protecting nearly 70,000 teachers or medical personnel from infection with COVID-19. With each health worker who is protected from the virus, the care of many children can be ensured. With every teacher vaccinated, more and more children can return to school.
Rice Powell, CEO of Fresenius medical care, presented a symbolic check during a virtual ceremony. “As a healthcare company, we take a special responsibility towards our patients, our employees and also as a member of our society,” he said. “In this anniversary year, we must do everything to defeat the global corona pandemic. We do this in a variety of ways. Our donation to Unicef aims to protect the health of children in less developed and developing countries. This lives up to our values and our 25-year mission to sustain life and improve quality of life. ‘
As the world’s largest purchaser of vaccines, Unicef has unique experience, acquired over the years, in the purchase and delivery of goods to children in need. Working on behalf of nearly 100 countries, Unicef purchases more than 2 billion doses of vaccines each year for routine immunizations and epidemics. Over the past 20 years, the organization has helped provide more than 760 million children with life-saving vaccines.
Christian schneider, the Executive Director of UNICEF Germany said: “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic threatens children around the world. Their access to health facilities is compromised, many still cannot go to school. In addition, violence against children is on the increase. The COVAX vaccine initiative is playing a decisive role in the fight against the pandemic and the reduction of its consequences, especially in low-income regions of the world. The pandemic is not over for anyone until it is over for everyone. To this end, Unicef brings its unique and long-standing expertise in vaccine supply and logistics. But we cannot meet this challenge alone. We therefore thank Fresenius medical care for their generous support.
COVAX is a global initiative in which the Gavi vaccination alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO), Unicef and the Coalition for epidemic preparedness innovations (CEPI) are working together to facilitate the equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresenius medical care has been intensely engaged on various fronts. In addition to drastic measures to protect against infection and ensure the continued operation of our dialysis centers, the company has opened its facilities in several countries to allow vaccination of patients and, in some cases, the general public.
Fresenius medical care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with kidney disease, with approximately 3.7 million patients worldwide receiving regular dialysis treatment. Thanks to its network of more than 4,100 dialysis clinics, Fresenius medical care provides dialysis treatment to approximately 346,000 patients worldwide. Fresenius medical care is also the leading supplier of dialysis products such as dialysis machines or dialyzers. Along with its core business, the Renal Care Continuum, the company is focusing on its expansion in complementary areas and in the field of intensive care. Fresenius medical care is registered on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME) and on the New York Stock Exchange (FMS).
Unicef is the The United Nations Children’s Fund. Every child in the world has the right to a childhood – Unicef is there to make this right a reality. Unicef was founded in 1946 to help children in devastated areas Europe after the Second World War. Today, Unicef works in 190 countries around the world to ensure that every child can develop healthily, grow up in a safe environment and attend school – regardless of religion, skin color or origin.
With many supporters and partners, Unicef for example, provides vaccines to one in three children worldwide, trains teachers, equips schools and advocates for effective child protection laws.
For more information, visit: www.unicef.org
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