Leading e-commerce platform Jumia has donated the first 30,000 certified face masks to the Ministry of Health to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The face masks will be distributed to health workers at various health facilities across the country to help keep them safe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“ We are delighted to support the Ministry of Health’s efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. We have offered our logistics to help transport essential medical supplies around the country & today we donate 30,000 certified face masks to be distributed to health workers at the frontline.” added Ron Kawamara, Jumia Uganda CEO.
The donation comes at a time when there is an urgent need for masks to protect health workers at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We appreciate this donation from the Jumia team. It has come at a time when there is a shortage of face masks and these face masks will help make our health workers feel safer & more comfortable as they work.” said Dr Henry Mwebesa. Director of Health Services.
An additional 20,000 face masks are expected to arrive in the country as part of the donation. In the meantime Jumia will continue to support the Ministry’s efforts in the fight against the pandemic by offering logistical support to transport essential medical supplies & other items across the country.
About JumiaJumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and . The marketplace helps millions of consumers and thousands of sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions within the Jumia’s ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people’s lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.