16/04/2024 04:14 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- EBC Financial Group (EBC) announced a new partnership with United to Beat Malaria (Beat Malaria), a United Nations Foundation’s (UN Foundation) campaign, aimed at protecting those most vulnerable from malaria – a mosquito-borne disease that claims over 600,000 lives annually.

According to a statement, this partnership provides support for Beat Malaria campaign, which works to improve access to malaria prevention and essential health services in support of the UN Foundation’s goal of achieving a healthier and more equitable world.

“Seeing firsthand the impact that EBC Group can have by actively engaging with organisations like United to Beat Malaria reaffirms our commitment to making a difference in the communities we serve,” said EBC Financial Group (UK) Ltd, the British entity of EBC, Chief Executive Officer, David Barrett.

Meanwhile, Beat Malaria Executive Director, Margaret McDonnell said: “Our partnership with EBC Group is built on a shared commitment to protect the world’s most vulnerable children and families from this deadly yet preventable disease.

“EBC’s support will enable our campaign to reach at-risk communities and deliver life-saving interventions in malaria endemic countries to save and improve lives.”

This partnership reflects EBC’s dedication to corporate social responsibility and support to underprivileged children. EBC recognises the profound impact of malaria on the health and well-being of poverty-stricken regions, and the subsequent economic repercussions, particularly in exacerbating the disparity between developed and underprivileged regions.

In addition to financial support, EBC also seeks to educate its employees about malaria and encourage them to get involved. Last month, its APAC Director of Operations, Samuel Hertz alongside Barrett, joined over 100 malaria advocates, experts, and leaders at Beat Malaria’s annual Leadership Summit in Washington DC.

Furthermore, EBC employees will participate in the upcoming Move Against Malaria 5K, a virtual event held worldwide to raise awareness and funds to support lifesaving malaria treatment tools and programmes, slated from April 25 to May 5.

Looking ahead, EBC plans to forge deeper collaborations with UN-related charitable organisations and global partners to bolster health systems worldwide. Through these efforts and its commitment to corporate social responsibility, EBC aims to raise awareness about health disparities and promote inclusivity on a global scale.


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