Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Apple is providing extra methods than ever for purchasers to help (RED)’s combat towards HIV/AIDS in Africa whereas concurrently defending these communities from COVID-19.
In 2006, Apple joined (RED)’s mission to finish the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. During the last 14 years, Apple’s partnership with (RED) has led to nearly $250 million in donations for the International Fund’s HIV/AIDS packages that supply prevention, testing, and counseling providers. Since 2006, Apple-supported grants have offered over 10.eight million individuals with care and help providers, helped with distribution of greater than 167 million HIV checks, and offered 13.eight million individuals with ongoing entry to life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) remedy.
This yr, communities all over the world are grappling with HIV/AIDS as additionally they work to reply and defend towards COVID-19, notably for susceptible populations. COVID-19 has created challenges in accessing care, diagnostics, and provides, typically disrupting essential HIV/AIDS packages. To alleviate these challenges and guarantee continuity in life-saving HIV/AIDS providers, Apple’s contributions have been redirected to the International Fund’s COVID-19 Response on the onset of the pandemic earlier this yr. Thanks partially to help from Apple and Apple clients, the International Fund’s COVID-19 Response has been in a position to alleviate the affect of COVID-19 on the communities most affected by HIV/AIDS and supply crucial help in well being techniques threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak.