Our Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic created ongoing opportunities for Aurum 
to provide expertise to the ministries of health in Ghana, Mozambique 
and South Africa. Aurum contributed to improving knowledge and 
delivering COVID-related services.
In 2021, Aurum secured a new grant from UNITAID to cover COVID-19 work in 5 countries: South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Philippines, the latter two being covered by our partner, KNCV. It's objective is to improve access to quality and affordable diagnostic and therapeutic tools for COVID-19.

Aurum Mozambique implemented rapid COVID-19 testing in collaboration with the National Institute of Health and Maputo City Council. 

In Ghana, Aurum collaborated with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to promote education in the COVID-19 Anti-Stigma campaign, distributing more than 1 million COVID-19 education materials.

3 519 COVID-19 diagnostic tests conducted at Aurum’s labs in support of South Africa's national response.

256
Shesha Geza washbasins to provide an innovative solution for improved hygiene and hand sanitation at health facilities.

250 000 COVID vaccinations administered.

12 clinical trials with more than 40 000 participants to assist in finding a new vaccine and treatment for COVID-19

50 schools reached in vaccination programme for 12-17-year-olds.

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