As the world faces unprecedented health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeunesse Global has donated $500,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The fund benefits the World Health Organization (WHO) and is administered in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.
The donation was provided through the company’s nonprofit foundation Jeunesse Kids™ and supports WHO’s work leading and coordinating the global effort to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic.
“COVID-19 has jolted the world awake,” said Elizabeth Cousens, president and CEO of the UN Foundation. “As this pandemic evolves, we are so grateful for all individuals, organizations and businesses who pledge their support—including Jeunesse. Their contribution will make sure health workers on the frontlines can help keep communities safe.”
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund supports:
- Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus;
- Ensuring patients get the care they need, and frontline workers get essential supplies and information;
- Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
Donations enable WHO and its partners to support critical needs, such as testing, patient treatment, protection of frontline health workers, life-saving research and development and communication of guidelines and information. Support is prioritized where the needs are the greatest.
“It has been amazing to see people rising to the occasion during this uncertain time as we face the biggest challenge most of us have seen in our lifetimes,” said Jeunesse Chief Visionary Officer Scott Lewis. “We are so grateful for the medical professionals and all others who are fighting on the frontlines to care for the sick and to keep our communities functioning. We are also incredibly grateful to our Jeunesse Family around the world whose support has made it possible for us to participate in this extraordinary effort. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to everyone, especially those who are facing the most serious and grave consequences of this global pandemic.”