21 May, 2020: As the world faces the impact of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Webb Fontaine stands with its partner-countries by donating breathing support medical equipment to local authorities in Africa and Asia, along with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the burden faced by the communities.
As a long-standing partner of the government in these nations, the company announces its commitment to provide a total of 324,000 3-ply protective masks plus 145 hospital grade 9L per minute oxygen concentrators to support severely ill patients.
This gesture of almost 6 tons of cargo for a total volume of 46 cubic meters aims at supporting and protecting local communities.
“We are in the midst of a global health crisis and understand the need for immediate and significant donations, especially to communities that are already facing health and economic disparities. We need to all come together to support one another and provide essential supplies to some of our most vulnerable and at-risk groups”, said Didier Reymond, CEO of Webb Fontaine.
The spread of the pandemic is putting additional pressure on health systems that are already stretched. Webb Fontaine will thus deliver this essential medical equipment to the local authorities for further dispatch to front-line medical facilities as they deem fit in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Congo, Guinea, Senegal, RCA, Ethiopia, Nepal and Maldives. The total shipments including oxygen concentrators, connection cannulas kits, spare filters for maintenance and protective masks are already manufactured and the logistics to airfreight them to the various destinations started since 15th of May 2020.
Building on the long-standing relationships already established with these nations, the donations are part of Webb Fontaine’s larger vision to help support and nurture communities for a better and brighter future.
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