The SMB-Winning Consortium (SMB), of which China Hongqiao Group Limited is a member, offered $2 million worth of anti-epidemic medical equipment and materials to Guinea on April 21, 2020.
The group looks to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guinea.
Rémy Lamah, Guinea’s minister of health, received the donation on behalf of the people of Guinea during the donation ceremony held at the SMB headquarters in Coléah in the municipality of Matam.
“I would like to thank the SMB-Winning in the name of our president Alpha Condé and prime minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana,” said Lamah.
Lamah called the donation a great help with the world experiencing “a global crisis.”
“They will solve a lot of problems in testing speed, patient follow-up, and contact testing,” he added.
Included in SMB’s donation are rapid-test kits and personal protection equipment — gloves, masks, and outfits. The organization also offered a rapid-test machine with all the material and refills that go with it.
A majority of the donation goes to the Boké region of Guinea, offering help to local public facilities.
Hospitals and health centers in Kamsar, Katrouma, and Tamita are particular destinations of the supplies.
“The donation is expected to help speed up screening, support more effective care, and further protect health staff on the front line,” said Ishmael Diakité, the representative of SMB Winning Consortium in Guinea.