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Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" Collaborates with ICESCO to Combat COVID-19 by Supplying Hygiene Products and PP Equipment

 Alwaleed Philanthropies to provide hygiene products and pp equipment to fight against COVID-19
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2020 - 2021


6.5 Million people

Targeting Range

Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Sudan.

In partnership with

Strengthening Communities and Local Capacities

In a joint effort to combat the devastating impacts of COVID-19, Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" has partnered with ICESCO to strengthen community and local capacities in Africa for the production of hygienic products and protective equipment. This initiative aims to provide essential resources and support to local units in order to address the immediate needs of the population and ensure the safety and well-being of communities. With a focus on sustainability and long-term impact, this project is making a significant difference in the fight against COVID-19.

Building Sustainable Capacities and Empowering Communities

The project's objectives go beyond the immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis. It seeks to build sustainable capacities for the production of hygienic and protective equipment, enabling communities to continue meeting their needs even after the pandemic. Additionally, the initiative provides crucial financial support to actors in the informal and local sectors who have suffered loss of revenue due to the crisis. By empowering women and youth entrepreneurs, this project creates opportunities for them to play a vital role in the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

Where is the Project Working?

The project focuses on ten countries in Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Mauritania, Senegal, and Sudan. With a reach of approximately 6.5 million people, the initiative aims to address the specific needs and challenges faced by these communities in combating COVID-19.

2021 Accomplishments: Making a Meaningful Impact

2021 was a year of remarkable achievements, as the project left an indelible impact in the fight against COVID-19 across multiple countries. The accomplishments speak volumes:

In Burkina Faso, 24,000 protective masks, 23,500 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 99,700 antibacterial soaps were distributed, providing crucial protection and hygiene measures. Chad saw the distribution of 27,000 protective masks, 25,200 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 59,000 antibacterial soaps, equipping the community with the necessary tools to combat the virus.

Mali made significant strides with the distribution of 397,000 protective masks, 28,000 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 71,000 antibacterial soaps, bolstering their defences against COVID-19. Morocco received an impressive contribution of 5,500,000 protective masks, 250,000 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 300,000 antibacterial soaps, fortifying the nation's fight against the pandemic.

Niger benefited from 314,000 protective masks, 5,444 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 90,000 antibacterial soaps, ensuring the safety and well-being of its population. Mauritania, on the other hand, received 31,450 protective masks, 9,400 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 4,600 antibacterial soaps, making a tangible impact on the ground.

In Senegal, 75,000 protective masks, 40,000 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 60,000 antibacterial soaps were distributed, enabling the population to stay protected and maintain good hygiene practices. Sudan received 18,000 protective masks, 5,000 hydro-alcoholic gels, and 4,100 antibacterial soaps, contributing to the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

Meanwhile, in Cote d'Ivoire, the production of hygienic products and protective equipment is ongoing. This dynamic project aims to address the specific needs of the population, reinforcing the collective efforts against COVID-19. With each accomplishment, hope and resilience are instilled in communities, as we continue to forge ahead in these challenging times.

A Promising Future: Continuing the Fight Against COVID-19

The project remains committed to strengthening community and local capacities in Africa. By providing ongoing support and resources, Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" and ICESCO are empowering communities to combat COVID-19 and its effects effectively. This initiative showcases the power of collaboration and highlights the importance of local solutions in overcoming global challenges. Together, we can build a safer, healthier, and more resilient future for all.

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