100,000 condoms donated to Virgin Unite on World Aids Day
- By Greg Rose -
- Dec 01, 2011
The One Brand has donated over 100,000 One condoms to Virgin Unite to distribute to the Bhubezi and Ndlovu Clinics in the Mpumalanga province in South Africa.
This announcement comes on World Aids Day and aims to help people in the fight against the spread of HIV AIDS.
Virgin Unite CEO Jean Oelwang commented: "Everyone has the right to basic healthcare. We are very pleased to be working with the One Foundation to distribute their generous donation of over 100,000 condoms to help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS.
"Thanks also to the wonderful doctors and healthcare professionals working in Bhubezi and Ndlovu clinics in South Africa who have dedicated their lives to keeping people healthy. I’m sure these condoms will be a welcome gift!"
Speaking on behalf of the One Brand Duncan Goose added: "World Aids Day highlights the continuing issues regarding the education and prevention of the spread of HIV AIDS and we are really pleased to be able to work with Virgin Unite to provide direct help through One products."
100% of the profit from The One Brand condoms goes towards funding HIV education and prevention projects in rural Africa. So far this has funded 153 HIV testing days and provided support for over 1,000 HIV positive mothers.
Virgin Unite launched the Bhubezi Clinic, an innovative public-private partnership to tackle HIV/AIDS and improve healthcare, together with the US Government (PEPFAR/USAID), Anglo American Thermal Coal and the Ndlovu Care Group, the South African Government and the local communities.
Meanwhile, Virgin Unite is encouraging people to support World Aids Day by engaging in a RED activity - go to Virgin Unite to find out more.