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04/06/2020 News

Covid-19: Total Foundation strengthens its support for the French Red Cross in Africa

As part of the fight against Covid-19, Total Foundation announced in April that it would be supporting French Red Cross initiatives throughout France. This alliance has now been extended internationally, particularly in Africa.

Total Foundation has signed a partnership agreement with the French Red Cross for a program to train local teams, provide equipment for healthcare professionals, carry out prevention campaigns and set up procedures to stop the spread of the virus. 

The initiative directly concerns the following 13 African countries:

  • Cameroon, the Congo, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and Chad.
  • Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius through the French Red Cross’ PIROI platform, which implements a regional disaster preparation and response program in the southwest Indian Ocean.

Total’s African affiliates and local French Red Cross missions will also be encouraged to work together to develop initiatives on the ground. These will round out action already taken by the affiliates, mainly in Angola, Nigeria, the Congo, Uganda and Mozambique.