News
8 november 2007

The Veolia Foundation promotes the sponsorship of skills by backing the project of the NGO HumaniTerra

At the selection committee meeting of June 19, 2007, the Veolia Company Foundation decided to make a grant to the exemplary project of the NGO HumaniTerra, which combines patronage of skills with financial sponsorship.

In Afghanistan, the living conditions of young girls are particularly difficult (religious pregnancy, lack of women's rights, forced marriages, a life shared with a family of in-laws who enslave you, the prohibition of sexual relations outside marriage, etc.). Thus, in the area of Hérat, near the Iranian border, hundreds of young women burn themselves to death in despair. Faced with this situation, the NGO HumaniTerra, specialized in surgical aid for the poorest countries, has undertaken to build a dedicated center for serious burn victims. This center will be able to accommodate 600 patients every year, and to conduct a dozen operations daily thanks to two operating theaters.

The Veolia Foundation wanted to take part in the project by financing the unit for sterilizing surgical instruments and the laundry of the center. At the same time, the subsidiary Stérience of Veolia Energie (Dalkia), the French leader in sterilization services for hospitals, has finished designing the sterilization unit, has picked the service provider in charge of installing it on the spot, and will supervise the startup of the project. The Afghan teams will be trained by the employees of Stérience at their Bouc Bel Air center in the Bouches-du-Rhône district.



PROJECT SUPPORTED

Humanitarian and Development | Afghanistan, Islamic State of | 2007/06/19
HumaniTerra
Construction of a center dedicated to severe burn victims in Herat.