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The company is sponsoring the project - launched in conjunction with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) - which aims to raise awareness and reduce acute watery diarrheal disease (AWD) through the vaccination campaign.
“LG’s sponsorship of this project has been invaluable and a crucially important response to Africa’s cholera burden,” said Dr Samuel Teshome, an Ethiopian scientist at IVI.
“LG has made significant investments in the biomedical field, specifically in countries affected by extreme poverty.”
Vaccinations will primarily be centralised in the West Arsi zone of Ethiopia’s Oromia Region, with free vaccines being administered between October and December of this year in collaboration with the Ethiopian Health and Research Institute (EHNRI).
Starting next month LG and IVI officials will also be visiting the region to conduct educational sessions.
LG has been involved in the preparation and research stages of the vaccination project since 2010; while earlier this year, the company also rolled out a project to promote economic development - known as the “LG Hope Community”.
“It has been an honour working with IVI to bring vaccines to Ethiopia and we are delighted that our contribution will be able to make such an important difference in the quality of life of Ethiopians,” said Sang-geon Nam, executive vice president at LG Electronics.
“This endeavor is representative of LG’s ongoing mission to play a larger role as a socially caring corporate citizen on global issues.”