UnitedHealth Group Commits Additional $10 Million for COVID-19 International Response
Commitment will assist those most directly impacted by the global health emergency, including health care workers and vulnerable individuals
Funding will aid countries in which UnitedHealth Group has a major presence, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Ireland, Peru, Philippines and Portugal
$10 million in initial international support builds on UnitedHealth Group’s initial $50 million commitment to address COVID-19 in the United States
“COVID-19 is a global health emergency and UnitedHealth Group is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of people around the world,” said Dave Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. “This additional investment of $10 million will support that effort and builds on our commitment to deploy our in-country resources, deep clinical expertise, and our compassionate team to support those in need at this unprecedented time.”
UnitedHealth Group has developed partnerships with leading non-governmental organizations, universities and public health systems in each country. The funding will provide vital support for each country’s unique and most pressing needs, such as:
Addressing food insecurity and funding health care and hygiene supports for vulnerable individuals and families.
Helping expand local health care system capacity to treat COVID-19 patients through equipment, supplies and hospital beds.
Purchasing protective equipment and safety kits for health care workers and other front-line responders.
“We are working across the international communities to make resources available quickly and efficiently in an effort to fight COVID-19 and provide support for those most impacted by this global health crisis,” Wichmann said.
The details of the country-specific partnerships will be announced in the coming weeks.