Jumia Swoops in to Support Africa in the Battle Against COVID-19

The COVID 19 virus has quaked the entire planet forcing people and organizations to swoop into action, or in-action; for those that will be doing the world a great favor by staying indoors and self-isolating

We all have our roles to play and our compliance or non-compliance to these roles is critical to the safety of those around us.

Several organizations all over the world have joint forces to help support health systems and curtail the spread of false information that has only contributed to the panic and bred more chaos. As the number of cases begins to pick up pace in the African continent, the E-commerce giant, Jumia, has swooped in to assist African governments in the fight against the coronavirus.

Delivery of Medical Kits

Jumia announced that it is willing to work with African governments by employing its last-mile delivery network to get the necessary medical kits and supplies to health care workers battling the deadly virus.

In addition to this, Jumia will also donate masks to health ministries in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Uganda and Niger through its network. Jumia’s proposition could not have come at a better time, as countries in Africa are set to receive shipments of sanitizers, test kits, face masks and other supplies from the Alibaba Foundation and Jack Ma Foundation.

With the last-mile delivery service, Jumia will be able to ensure the quick and safe delivery of these supplies across countries.

Encouraging digital transactions

The physical exchange of Naira notes can aid the spread of the virus. It has become more important than ever to adopt the cashless policy. In a bid to encourage digital transactions, the e-commerce giant announced a reduction of charges for making payments on its digital platform, JumiaPay.

Making vital information available

To further tackle the spread of the virus, Jumia has partnered with health ministries to use its website and mobile apps to get valuable information to people. According to the CEO of Jumia, Sacha poignonnec, Jumia is willing to use its assets to aid the government’s effort on the continent. The additional assets are subject to the government’s approval, she concluded.

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