Employees of the banking centre donate 10,000 vaccine doses
With the "Five4Life" campaign the Liechtenstein Bankers Association raised funds throughout the banking centre for the global vaccination programme COVAX.
The total amount of CHF 50,000 goes to UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The cheque was handed over on 27 April 2022.
f.l.t.r.: Dr. Klaus Tschütscher, Vice President UNICEF Switzerland & Liechtenstein, Isabel Fehr, UNICEF Head Partnerships & Philanthropy Liechtenstein, Simon Tribelhorn, CEO Liechtenstein Bankers Association, Hans-Werner Gassner, Chairman Liechtenstein Bankers Association
UNICEF is part of the COVAX (Covid-19-Vaccine Global Access Facility) project - an initiative for the global, equitable distribution of vaccines, run by the WHO and the Gavi vaccine alliance, among others - following the statement of WHO Secretary-General Ghebreyesus, who said about the Covid-19 virus: "No one is safe until everyone is safe". The support of rich countries is extremely important for all those countries with low to middle incomes. Although they represent almost half of the world's population, they received only a fraction of the available vaccines. Against this backdrop, all employees in the banking centre were called upon to make a contribution as part of the voluntary, joint fundraising campaign "Five4Life" around Christmas/New Year.
The "Five4Life" fundraising campaign ran until 21 January 2022, with a total of 50,000 Swiss francs resp. 10,000 vaccine doses donated. "We are pleased to see that the entire banking centre under the umbrella of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association has shown with its support for the world's largest vaccination campaign that our small state is not an island and helps where help is needed - in this case in countries with the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates," says Klaus Tschütscher, Vice President UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Dr Hans-Werner Gassner, Chairman of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association, adds: "We are in a privileged situation, while others in this world have no or only limited access to vaccinations. However, the virus can only be fought jointly and worldwide. The fundraising campaign "Five4Life" was therefore a nice act of solidarity. My thanks go to all employees of the banking centre for their support of this joint, banking centre-wide fundraising campaign."
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