The firm offered preventive initiatives to fight risks of infection. Employees of Bolloré Transport & Logistics in Angola, Germany, the Congo, Guinea, Kenya and the Central African Republic took part in awareness-raising workshops led by professionals from health organisations like Médécins sans frontières.
And many volunteers in Cameroon and Kenya enjoyed free screening.
The event was also a chance for the firm to support local communities. In Benin, Bolloré Transport & Logistics partnered with the NGO Racines to financially support care for child AIDS victims. This initiative offers a schooling or apprenticeship support scheme for children born with HIV, a tailored medical and psychological monitoring programme, and suitable nutritional assistance. It aims to eventually support these children’s mothers to help them become independent.
In the Congo, over 500 secondary school pupils were taught about AIDS and offered screening on a voluntary basis, not just for AIDS but for other sexually transmitted diseases too.
Lastly, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire gave a play area to child AIDS victims in the town of Daloa in the western central area of Côte d’Ivoire. This project was carried out in partnership with the NGO SEV-CI, which has been committed to prevention, care and treatment in HIV and AIDS for ten years.
For your information:
World AIDS Day began in 1988 to raise public awareness of ways to prevent the virus and get people to actively fight it. In 2020, there were 37.6 million people infected with the virus worldwide, including 1.7 million children.