Royal Group Charity pledges $33 million for Coronavirus Deadly Outbreak ( COVID-19 )

Royal Group Charity Foundation responding to coronavirus

Royal Group Charity Foundation, Founder and Trustee His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah announced yesterday that Royal Group Charity is following the updates on the new coronavirus epidemic which has resulted in daily deaths all over the world.

From Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa, a steady stream of new cases fueled fears that the new coronavirus epidemic may be turning into a global pandemic, with some health officials saying it may be inevitable.

As the coronavirus continues to multiply and spread around the world, Royal Group Charity Foundation pledged to spend $33 million to boost efforts to address the outbreak.

The funds will help strengthen safe shelter, hygiene food safety, and family assistance.
The funds will support the development of prevention systems in Africa Middle East and Asia.

The funds will be distributed to local partners that Royal Group Charity Foundation works closely with who follow the safety guidelines of the World Health Organization.

Royal Group Charity Foundation’s main focus has mostly been on fighting poverty. We have always maintained a firm determination  to fight poverty as a determined philanthropist in the world.

The funds will help strengthen prevention measures being implemented in countries with at-risk populations by working with Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our commitment to Africa is part of an effort to help the less fortunate in the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Another $5 million has been committed to help secure food and shelter for those without means to survive the epidemic.

Among African Union member states, the efforts should be supported by the African field epidemiology network (AFENET), in collaboration with the Africa centers for disease control and prevention. AFENET is a nonprofit alliance of field epidemiology and laboratory training programs that operates across the African continent.

Multilateral organizations, governments, private sector, and philanthropies must all work together to slow the pace of the outbreak by helping countries protect their most vulnerable citizens, and accelerate the development of the tools to bring this epidemic under control.

According to Royal Group Charity press report release, all private and public hospitals, and health facilities must report any suspected case to the local authorities by following the guidelines of the World Health Organization. Royal Group Charity Foundation has advised people to avoid unnecessary travel to the cities where the new coronavirus has spread and avoid close contact with the persons who show any of the related symptoms.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

According to the World Health Organization  ( WHO ) Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

W.H.O. raises its risk assessment to the highest level.