Via ReliefWeb, a report from Emirates News Agency: Guinea Alumina donates US$250,000 to support UNICEF’s efforts against ebola in Guinea.
Guinea Alumina Corporation SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), has re-affirmed its commitment to investing in the social development of Guinea and the well-being of the country's residents by donating a lump sum of US $250,000 to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), for use in the latter's efforts (in collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health) against the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola fever.
With no effective treatment and no human vaccine against Ebola fever, the World Health Organisation has advised that education and hygiene are critical for containing and eliminating the virus. Accordingly, the UNICEF project aims to help limit the spread of the disease through public awareness of the risk factors for infection.
"This is an excellent initiative to manage the Ebola epidemic, and GAC is pleased to be in a position to make this contribution," said Mamady Youla, Director-General of GAC.
The donation from GAC is in keeping with the company s track record of investing in community-based education and healthcare projects in Guinea. – Emirates News Agency, WAM