11th June 2020.... To assist healthcare workers in the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic in Ethiopia, Nestlé has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth ETB 346,857 to the Ministry of Health.
The donation which includes 500 scrubs and 500 rubber boots, will be distributed to two Corona treatment centers in the country to help contribute to the personal safety and well- being of health care workers and physicians combating COVID 19.
"Given the growing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) in medical facilities across the country, we have an opportunity and an obligation to help to ensure the safety of our health workers as they continue to dedicate themselves in managing the pandemic," stated Wossenyeleh Shiferaw, Nestlé Horn of Africa Cluster Manager.
Adding, “We are proud to partner with the Ministry of Health on this important initiative, and to thank and support all the brave, selfless, and steadfast doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers on the front lines fighting against COVID-19."
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are an integral tool in reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure among medical professionals. Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases across the country, PPEs are in high demand and supplies are dwindling in many hospitals - especially in communities hit hardest by the fast-spreading virus.
Nestlé is one of Ethiopia’s corporate institutions that have stepped in to support the government and Ethiopians in managing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
About Nestlé Ethiopia
Nestlé Ethiopia was established in 2006 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It also serves as the headquarters of Nestlé Horn of Africa (HoA) Cluster. The cluster oversees market development activities across Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia markets. The cluster imports and distributes multiple brands and categories through its local distribution partners.