Prysmian Group has started a project in support of Save the Children, the largest independent international organisation for the protection of children around the world, in order to improve child life expectancy in Ethiopia.
This initiative is part of a wider 3-year project involving the SNNPR area (Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region), one of the world’s worst in terms of infant mortality (116/1000).
The goal of Save the Children is to contribute to a reduction in maternal, newborn and child mortality in an area where the health system suffers from understaffing and lack of essential equipment and supplies, resulting in extremely limited access to treatment. The major diseases afflicting and often causing death among children are pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, URTI (respiratory infections), intestinal parasites and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).
Save the Children aims to support several medical facilities by providing logistical assistance, emergency protocols, drugs, resuscitation equipment and 2 ambulances, to reopen 10 medical outposts and build 5 new ones.
Two of the new facilities will be built thanks to the Group’s contribution. By building these essential facilities Prysmian Group will be providing tangible support to an improvement in the community’s health services. These facilities will give children lifesaving treatment and assistance to mothers and newborns.
Together with Save the Children, Prysmian Group demonstrates once again its commitment to social issues by supporting initiatives and projects that benefit the community. We have backed a number of projects as part of our commitment to CSR, providing help to developing areas to improve standards of living, the environment and education.