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Apple donates millions of masks and face shields to Zambia

Added 12-01-20 06:11:02am EST - “As part of its long-running (PRODUCT)RED efforts, Apple reports that it has been supplying personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health in Zambia.” - Appleinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Appleinsider.com: “Apple donates millions of masks and face shields to Zambia | AppleInsider”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As part of its long-running (PRODUCT)RED efforts, Apple reports that it has been supplying personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health in Zambia.

Since its first PRODUCT(RED) efforts in 2006, Apple claims to have raised almost $250 million to support the Global Fund AIDS charity. As the coronavirus pandemic continued, Apple and Global Fund have redirected the support to a COVID-19 Response Mechanism, to support Zambia in particular.

Apple reports that that PRODUCT(RED) proceeds, including those editions of the iPhone 12, and iPhone SE, will be sent to the Response Mechanism until June 30, 2021. Separately, the company has announced that it has donated millions of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Zambia's Ministry of Health.

"This provision of PPE will go a long way in cutting the transmission of infections,| says Prosperina Mwanza, who runs the Mwembeshi Rural Health Centre. "The biggest challenge right now is that people stopped coming for [HIV] follow-ups because they felt they would interact with people that had COVID-19."

Apple's donation includes face masks that it says it sourced from its supply chain. The company also designed and produced face shields itself.

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