In July 2014, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation contributed $100,000 to support UNICEF’s work in Liberia to further scale up and sustain interventions in support of the country’s national Ebola response. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, whose global operations include activities in several African countries, demonstrates its commitment to these communities where it operates by supporting programs linked to education, social service, health and arts and culture.
Anadarko’s commitment to sustainability is founded on the understanding that the company’s operations and global society are interconnected and interdependent. Anadarko is among the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the world. The company has more than 6,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than a dozen countries.
“The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is heart-breaking, and we were compelled to help in a meaningful way,” said Bernie Sanger, an Anadarko Country Manager in West Africa. “We hope that by providing support to UNICEF, we can help mitigate the spread of this devastating virus.”
As a member of the Ebola National Task Force, UNICEF has procured and distributed a wide range of equipment and supplies to support case management and treatment, including tents, chlorine and sprayers for isolation units, as well as motorbikes and a jeep that was provided to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. UNICEF also plays a key role in social mobilization across affected communities nationwide, deploying teams of traditional communicators, including religious leaders, to remote areas to spread prevention messaging, equipped with posters and flipcharts.