Coronavirus: Graff pledges $1 million to fight pandemic
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The Graff Foundation pledged to donate $1 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of WHO. The donation will help the fund’s work tracking and understanding the spread of the virus. It will aid mobilise resources, ensuring patients get correct care, healthcare workers have access to essential supplies and information. In addition, the fund aims to accelerate the development of vaccines, tests and treatments.
As of the beginning of April 2020, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has bought and shipped PPE to 75 countries; supplied close to 1.8 million diagnostic kits to 126 countries; created and distributed technical and public health information to millions; and supported drug trials that may help save the lives of those worst affected by COVID-19.
“The challenge presented by the pandemic has had a profound effect on all of us at Graff. The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is a vital tool in the global response to the virus,”said Francois Graff, trustee of the Graff Foundation, “We are proud to contribute to its life-saving work and support the medical community and key workers who are heroically devoting their lives to caring for others during this global crisis.”
The Graff Foundation is a UK- registered charity that supports philanthropic activities around the world. It joins the ranks of other major players in the luxury business in the fight against the pandemic.